November, 2020

This is a repeating event

03Nov7:45 pm9:45 pmChicago7:45 pm - 9:45 pm Price: £22.50


(Tuesday) 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm


Wilde Theatre

South Hill Park, Ringmead, RG12 7PA



Event Details


Chicago has been enchanting the crowds since its opening night in June 1975. Jazz, liquor, and a quest for fame drive the two main characters, Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, into a downward spiral when both end up on trial for murder. With the help of greedy lawyer Billy Flynn, Roxie and Velma try to avoid the ultimate sentence.

Based on a 1920’s play by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins, the musical is based on real criminals in Chicago during that time. The ‘killer’ combination of music (by John Kander) and lyrics (by Fred Ebb) will leave the audience tapping their feet well after the show is over.

The satirical nature of this musical, and its commentary on the ‘celebrity criminal’ still applies to society today. This is one, of many, reasons why this musical has a timeless quality. It draws on social issues present during that time, making this not only a musical that still applies, but a musical that reflects a deep and complex history.

Whether it’s the intense dancing, the risque apparel, or the riveting songs, this musical results in an experience you’ll not soon forget.

To help maximise the number of seats available to our audience, maintain social distancing and keep everyone safe, please only book complete blocks of seats that are appropriate to the size of your party.

All audience members over the age of six years are required to wear a face-covering or mask at all times whilst inside the Arts Centre.

A safe place to work and visit: the team at South Hill Park is implementing several measures to keep our audiences, students, volunteers and staff safe from Covid-19. Click here to find out more.

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