Watch Chicago the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre
Chicago the musical plays at the Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End until August 28th 2011, Serviced City Pads supplies Serviced Apartment Accommodation throughout London, please contact the reservations team on 0844 335 8866.
Chicago the musical is set in prohibition era of the 1920’s and is a satire on corruption on the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the famous criminal. Serviced City Pads.In the mid 1920’s in Chicago, Illinois, Velma Kelly, is a vaudevillian who murdered both her husband and sister when she found them in bed together. Meanwhile Chorus girl Roxie Hart murder of her lover, nightclub regular Fred Casely. Serviced City Pads.
Roxie convinces her husband Amos that the victim was a burgular, and Amos cheerfully takes the blame. Roxie expresses her appreciation of her husbands thick skull. However, when the police mention the deceased name Amos belately puts twon and two together and Roxie is arrested when the truth comes out and sent to the womens section of Cook County Jail. Serviced City Pads.
Both compete for the number one spot in the prision, Velma is not happy to see Roxie, who is not only stealing her limelight but also her lawyer Billy Flynn. Roxie tries to convince Amos for Billy Flynn to become her lawyer. Billy takes on her case and re-arranges the story for the consumption by the sympathetic tabloid columnist Mary Sunshine. Roxies press conference turns into a ventriloquist act with Billy dictating a new version of the truth.
Roxie becomes the new toast of Chicago and she proclaims so boastfully while planning for her future career in vaudeville. As Roxies fame grows, Velma’s notoriety is left in the dust and in an esperate act, she tries to talk Roxie into recreating the sister act, but Roxie turns her down, only to find her own headlines replaced by the latest sordid crime of passion. Seperatley , Roxie and Velma realize there’s no one they can count on but themselves, and ever the resourceful Roxie decides that being pregnant in prision would put her back on the front page. Serviced City Pads.
Velama again welcomes the audience with the line ‘Hello Suckers’. She informs the audience of Roxie’s continual run of luck depsit Roxies obvious falsehoods. Amos proudly claims paternity, and still nobody notices him. Velma tries to show Billy all the tricks she’s got planned for her trial. With her ego growing, Roxie has a heated argument with Billy, and fires him. She is brought back down to earth when she learns a fellow inmate has been executed. The trial dates arrives, and Billy calmes her, telling her if she makes a show of it, she’ll be fine but when he passes all Velma’s ideas on to Roxie, she uses each one down to the rhinestone buckles, to the dismay of Velma and Mama. As promised, Billy gets Roxie her acquittal but, just as the verdict is given, some even more sensational crime pulls the pack of press bloodhounds away, and Roxies fleeting celebrity life is over, Billy leaves done with the case.Amos stays with her, glad for his wife, but she then confesses there isn’t a bab, making Amos finally leave her. Left in the duct, Roxie pulls herself up and extols the joys of life. She teams up with Velma in a new act, in which they dance and perform. Serviced City Pads.