Suzanne Shaw Roxie Hart in Chicago from 2 June

Suzanne Shaw ‘Roxie Hart’ in Chicago from 2 June

Suzanne Shaw, who has just won the ITV television series “Dancing on Ice”, will return to the West End stage to star as ‘Roxie Hart’ in Chicago, at the Cambridge Theatre from 2 June to 12 July 2008. (Note: She will not perform Fridays)

Suzanne Shaw is a former member of pop band Hear’Say. Her West End stage credits include "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the New London theatre in 2005 and "The Rocky Horror Show" at the Playhouse and Comedy Theatres in 2006.

The current cast of Chicago includes Rachel McDowall (Velma Kelly), Birgitte Hjort Sorensen (Roxie Hart), Paul Rider (Amos Hart), Claudia Shear (Mama Morton), Terence Maynard (Billy Flynn)

Chicago, opened at the Adelphi Theatre 18 Nov 1997, following previews from 27 Oct 1997, ending at the Adelphi theatre on 22 April 2006. It re-opened at the Cambridge Theatre on 28 April 2006. The Cambridge Theatre was the London home of “CHICAGO”, when the first production of the show opened there on 10 April 1979, running for 603 performances. “CHICAGO” became the longest running production ever to play at the Adelphi Theatre on 17 October 2005, replacing the previous record holder “Me and My Girl”, which had run for 3,303 performances.

Chicago, is based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, has a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Scenic design is by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting by Ken Billington and sound by Rick Clarke. Musical supervision is by Rob Fisher and musical direction by Gareth Valentine. It is choreographed by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and directed by Walter Bobbie.

The musical concerns Roxie, a chorus girl who has murdered her lover but manages to get acquitted with the help of sleazy lawyer.

Production photo by Simon Turtle

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