Tuesday, 15 March 2016

REVIEW: Chicago the musical at MK Theatre

Chicago the Musical at MK Theatre

Starring Hayley Tamaddon, John Partridge and Sam Bailey, this was a fantastic, star-studded production. Set in 1920s Chicago, the musical originally ran on Broadway for 936 performances, and, once it was revived again in 1996, it proved to be a very popular hit!

Hayley Tamaddon who also played Andrea in Corrie, really stood out as a fantastic actor. She brought out a lot of humour in her character, Roxie Hart, and made the performance very entertaining with her singing and dancing. There were some memorable set pieces too such as the ventriloquist act which was timed to perfection. It was a night for ex-soap stars as John Partridge, of Eastenders fame played Billy Flynn also gave a confident, memorable performance. 
Having only seen Sam Bailey as a singer on The X Factor, it was great to see her acting in role as Mama Morton. She looked great and had the full attention of the audience.

The set was quite minimalistic with the orchestra tiered behind the stage as its backdrop. It was good to see live music and the members of the orchestra playing a prominent role. 

It`s a dazzling show with all the razzamatazz of the era. MK Theatre should be proud to attract shows of this calibre. 

There is still time to buy tickets! Chicago is running at MK Theatre from Monday 14th – Saturday 19th March. Tickets available from: atgtickets.com

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