Jessie Wallace to play prison warden Mamma Morton on CHICAGO UK Tour
June 21, 2016  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off

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Kat Slater/Moon aka Jessie Wallace is leaving Albert Square and heading out on tour with the cast of CHICAGO, playing the role of Mamma Morton between 15 August-22 November 2016, replacing X Factor winner Sam Bailey who is currently starring in the role.

Jessie will perform around the UK at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (15 – 20 August), Belfast Grand Opera House (5 – 10 September), Liverpool Empire (12 – 17 September), Glasgow King’s Theatre (19 – 24 September), Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre (26 September – 1 October), Bromley Churchill Theatre (10 – 15 October), Woking New Victoria Theatre (17 – 22 October), Canterbury Marlowe Theatre (24 – 29 October), Norwich Theatre Royal (31 October – 5 November) and Leeds Grand Theatre (22 – 26 November).

Continuing in their current roles are John Partridge as Billy Flynn, Hayley Tamaddon as Roxie Hart, Sophie Carmen-Jones as Velma Kelly, Neil Ditt as Amos Hart and A.D. Richardson as Mary Sunshine.

Other cast include Daniele Arbisi, Nicola Coates, Frances Dee, Adam Denman, Francis Foreman, Waylon Jacobs, Justin-Lee Jones, Dann Kharsa, Chelsea Labadini, Ellie Mitchell, Peter Nash, Helen Siveter, Kerry Spark, Lindsey Tierney and Emily Warner.

Jessie Wallace is best known for playing Kat Slater in EastEnders, a role for which she has won numerous awards. Her other TV credits include Amy Kriel in Wild at Heart and Pat Phoenix in The Road to Coronation Street, for which she was nominated for a Bafta Award. Her theatre credits include Maureen in Rent Remixed in the West End, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be at the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Sylvia in the national tour of Stepping Out. John Partridge is probably best known for playing the role of Christian Clarke in EastEnders. His many musical theatre credits include Rum Tum Tugger in Cats in the West End, on tour and the official film of the show, John in Miss Saigon on the first UK national tour and most recently Zach in A Chorus Line at the London Palladium. John was also a judge on BBC1’s Over the Rainbow, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search to find a Dorothy for the musical The Wizard of Oz.

Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with cell block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.

 

CHICAGO 2016 TOUR LISTINGS
www.chicagotour.co.uk

MONDAY 15 AUGUST – SATURDAY 20 AUGUST 2016
NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL www.trch.co.uk/
ON SALE NOW

MONDAY 5 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2016
BELFAST GRAND OPERA HOUSE www.goh.co.uk/
ON SALE NOW

MONDAY 12 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2016
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire/
ON SALE NOW

MONDAY 19 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2016
GLASGOW KING’S THEATRE www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre/
ON SALE NOW

MONDAY 26 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER 2016
ABERDEEN HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/
ON SALE NOW

MONDAY 10 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 2016
BROMLEY CHURCHILL THEATRE www.churchilltheatre.co.uk
ON SALE NOW

MONDAY 17 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER 2016
WOKING NEW VICTORIA THEATRE www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre/
ON SALE NOW

MONDAY 24 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER 2016
CANTERBURY MARLOWE THEATRE www.marlowetheatre.com/
ON SALE NOW

MONDAY 31 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2016
NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk
ON SALE NOW

TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2016
LEEDS GRAND THEATRE www.leedsgrandtheatre.com
ON SALE NOW