Full cast announced for Chicago

Full cast announced for Chicago

Updated On: May 1, 2018
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    Paul Rider will join Cuba Gooding Jr, Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabrielle and Ruthie Henshall in the multi-award-winning Chicago.

    Returning to London after a 5½-year absence, the winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy will open at the Phoenix Theatre on Wednesday 11 April 2018, following previews from 26 March. 

    Paul Rider has previously played Amos at the Adelphi and Cambridge Theatres. His recent theatre work includes A Woman of No Importance, The Tempest, Cymbeline, Measure for Measure, Julius Caesar, The Duchess of Malfi, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V and Hairspray. His television credits include Dinnerladies, Victoria Wood with all the Trimmings, French and Saunders, The Catherine Tate Show and EastEnders

    The cast will also include Alan Richardson, Michelle Antrobus, Natalie Bennyworth, Nicola Coates, Frances Dee, Zoe Gappy, Emma Harris, Chelsea Labadini, Joanna Rennie, Abramo Ciullo, Francis Foreman, Luke Jarvis, Matt Krzan, Charles Ruhrmund, Todd Talbot, Callum Macdonald, Chris Warner Drake and Matthew Wesley.

    Chicago first opened at the Adelphi Theatre on 18 November 1997 to rave reviews and immediately became a sell-out hit. It won the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for 'Outstanding Musical Production' and the 1998 Critics Circle Drama Award for 'Best Musical'. The show transferred to the Cambridge Theatre in April 2006, where it ran for five years until it transferred to the Garrick Theatre, where it ran until September 2012.

    Since it first opened in New York in 1996, Chicago has played in 36 countries worldwide and been performed in English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, French, Danish, Japanese and Korean. It has grossed over $1.5 billion and has seen by an estimated 31 million people around the world.  

    Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, Chicago has a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.  

    Playing at the Phoenix Theatre from 26 March 2018, book your Chicago tickets today!