The waiting is over. The international award-winning musical ‘Chicago’arrives at Derry’s Millennium Forum next Monday for a week long run.
Starring Ali Bastian as Roxie Hart, Stefan Booth as Billy Flynn, Tupele Dorgu as Velma Kelly and Bernie Nolan as Mama Morton the smash hit show will be performed at the Forum from Monday, 22nd October until Saturday, 27th October. Tickets are now available from the Box Office.
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.
Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle. With 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 Bafta and 6 Academy Awards, Chicago truly is “The sharpest, slickest show on the block” and it would be a crime to miss it.
Ali Bastian has been a regular fixture on British TV screens for almost 10 years, having played the long-running roles of Becca in Hollyoaks and Sally Armstrong in The Bill. More recently, Ali took part in the 2009 series of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing where she reached the semi-finals. Stefan Booth was recently seen playing Tanya’s husband Greg Jessop in EastEnders. He is also well known for playing the regular roles of Sergeant Marc Rollins in The Bill and Jamie Nash in Hollyoaks and he reached the finals of the first series of ITV’s Dancing On Ice. Tupele Dorgu is best known as Kelly Crabtree in Coronation Street, a role she played for six years. Bernie Nolan was lead singer with The Nolans from 1974 until 1994 and with her sisters enjoyed phenomenal success. On stage Bernie has toured the UK many times, most recently as Cora in Calendar Girls, Hannah Owens in Flashdance, Robin in Mum’s The Word and Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers.