Mica Paris to play Mamma Morton in CHICAGO UK Tour
September 5, 2016  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off

CHICAGO - Mica Paris as %27Mama Morton%27. Image by DewyntersPlatinum selling singer, Mica Paris, will star as ‘Mama Morton’ in CHICAGO when the show plays Sunderland Empire from 28 November to 3 December 2016 and Birmingham Alexandra Theatre for the Christmas season, from 12 December to 31 December 2016.

Also starring in CHICAGO 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.

Mica Paris is one of the UK’s most respected female singers with a career of Top 10 hit singles and albums worldwide. The range, power and beauty of Mica Paris’ singing made an immediate impact on the UK music scene in 1988 when she released her debut, platinum-selling album, ‘So Good’ from which she had her first top ten hit, ‘My One Temptation’. More worldwide hit albums and singles followed including ‘Black Angel’, ‘Stay’ and ‘Carefree’.

An incredible live performer worldwide, Mica has collaborated with, and been a special guest for many respected artists including Prince, Michael Bolton, Dionne Warwick, Paul Rodgers, David Gilmour and Jools Holland.

Mica has also turned her talents to the stage, appearing in the West End productions of ‘Mama I Want To Sing’, ‘The Vagina Monologues’ and ‘Sweet Lorraine’ as well as a sell-out residency at Ronnie Scott’s Club. Mica was most recently seen in the UK and Ireland tour of ‘Love Me Tender.’
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 opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London on 18 November 1997 to rave reviews, winning the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for ‘Outstanding Musical Production’ as well as the 1998 Critics Circle Drama Award for ‘Best Musical’, and immediately became a sell-out hit running for 15 years. CHICAGO is currently playing in New York where it holds the record as the longest running musical revival and also the second longest running musical in Broadway history.

Photo: Dewynters

 

CHICAGO 2016 TOUR LISTINGS
www.chicagotour.co.uk

MONDAY 5 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2016
BELFAST GRAND OPERA HOUSE www.goh.co.uk/
Jessie Wallace as ‘Mama Morton’

MONDAY 12 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2016
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire/
Jessie Wallace as ‘Mama Morton’

MONDAY 19 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2016
GLASGOW KING’S THEATRE www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre/
Jessie Wallace as ‘Mama Morton’

MONDAY 26 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER 2016
ABERDEEN HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/
Jessie Wallace as ‘Mama Morton’

MONDAY 10 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 2016
BROMLEY CHURCHILL THEATRE www.churchilltheatre.co.uk
Jessie Wallace as ‘Mama Morton’

MONDAY 17 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER 2016
WOKING NEW VICTORIA THEATRE www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre/
Jessie Wallace as ‘Mama Morton’

MONDAY 24 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER 2016
CANTERBURY MARLOWE THEATRE www.marlowetheatre.com/
Jessie Wallace as ‘Mama Morton’

MONDAY 31 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2016
NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk
Jessie Wallace as ‘Mama Morton’

TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2016
LEEDS GRAND THEATRE www.leedsgrandtheatre.com
Jessie Wallace as ‘Mama Morton’

MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER 2016
SUNDERLAND EMPIRE THEATRE www.atgtickets.com/venues/sunderland-empire/
Mica Paris as ‘Mama Morton’

MONDAY 12 DECEMBER – SATURDAY 31 DECEMBER 2016
NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham/
Mica Paris as ‘Mama Morton’