Meet the leading ladies of Chicago

Meet the leading ladies of Chicago

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By Parissima Darabiha
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    Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabrielle and Ruthie Henshall are set to join Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr in the multi-award-winning Chicago.

    Following a successful UK and international, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning musical returns to the West End on Monday 26 March 2018, after a 5-year absence.

    Sarah Soetaert will be recreating the role of Roxie Hart, the role she previously played at the Cambridge and Garrick Theatres. Her other theatre work includes Cats, Carousel, Fame, Kiss Me Kate, On the Town, The Sound of Music and The Glenn Miller Story.

    Josefina Gabrielle has previously played the role of Roxie Hart at the Adelphi and Cambridge Theatres. She will now be making her debut as Velma Kelly. Josefina’s other London and West End credits include Oklahoma!, The Witches of Eastwick, Hello, Dolly!, Sweet Charity, Merrily We Roll Along, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical.

    Ruthie Henshall has the honour of being the only British actress to have played all three leading female roles in Chicago, having originated the role of Roxie Hart when it first opened in London’s West End in 1997, then returning to play Velma Kelly, and now returning to the show to play Mama Morton. Her musical theatre career spans four decades and includes Cats, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Crazy For You, Oliver!, She Loves Me, and, most recently, Billy Elliot.

    Cuba Gooding Jr will be making his British stage debut and his musical debut as smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn. His breakthrough role was as Tre Styles in Boyz n the Hood (1991) before winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Jerry Maguire (1996). In 2013, he made his Broadway theatre debut alongside Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams in the Tony Award-nominated production of The Trip to Bountiful.

    Coming to London's Phoenix Theatre from March 2018. It’d be a crime to miss it... Book your Chicago tickets today!