For the last couple of weeks, there have been rumours circulating that Chicago the Musical may return to London’s West End. The show only closed in the West End in September 2012 after nearly 15 years in town and so it seems unlikely that it would return for an extensive run so soon.
However, the ATG Tickets website has now put tickets on sale for Chicago which will play 12-20 February 2016 at the New Theatre Oxford. Could this be the first date announced for a UK Tour of the show? The show last toured the UK in 2012 and so it could be time for them to razzle dazzle the towns around the UK once again, although a tour has not been confirmed.
Chicago is a kiss-and-tell story of chorus girl Roxie Hart who kills her lover; Velma Kelly, the glamorous double-murderer and Billy Flynn, the slick and manipulative lawyer keeping them from death row while promising to make them stars, has all the topicality of our celebrity-seeking times.