Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma’s serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together.
Driven chorus girl Roxie’s been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback.
But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve…
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by David Thompson
Produced by Robin Elliott & Pauline Elliott.
Directed by Nathan Jones.
Choreography by Bethany-Kate & Georgina Bayliss.
About Apollo Arts
Apollo Arts is a Repertory Theatre Company, training actors to work in theatre, TV and Film though on the job training.
Founded in 2016 by husband and wife team Pauline Carville and Robin Elliot who were passionate about producing theatre in Northern Ireland and developing young actors in the craft of acting. They produce quality theatre using various art forms that stimulates and educates audiences exploring social, cultural, historical and educational themes. They also produce pieces of theatre that on the GCSE and A-Level Syllabus that can support other subject including English Literature, History and Politics.
The company provides an enriching, practical experience for the next generation of creatives and support, inspire and encourage acts of all ages 'young' in their training.