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EU Footlights presents Chicago

EU Footlights presents Chicago

Tue 04 February 2020 19:30-22:30

Pleasance Theatre

 

“LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE A STORY OF MURDER, GREED, CORRUPTION, VIOLENCE, EXPLOITATION, ADULTERY, AND TREACHERY. ALL THE THINGS WE HOLD NEAR AND DEAR TO OUR HEARTS.”

 

Roxie Hart wants to be famous. Roxie Hart wants to be loved…but most of all Roxie Hart doesn't want to be executed. After Roxie shoots her faithless lover in roaring twenties Chicago, she must vie for the spotlight and headlines against Velma Kelly and the “Merry Murderesses” of the Cook County Jail before ultimately joining forces in pursuit of the American Dream: fame, fortune and acquittal.

 

With legendary numbers including ‘All that Jazz’ and the 'Cell Block Tango’, a dazzling score that inspired the choreography of Bob Fosse and a litany of notorious characters from the infamous Billy Flynn to the rapacious Mamma Morton, Chicago is a musical of epic proportions.