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Chicago at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, with Sinitta is All That Jazz


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It was hard not to immediately like the bunch of murderous women in their extremely sexy outfits as they began to entertain us as we sat down to watch Chicago the Musical last night.

It's the first time I've been to the theatre since the pandemic started, so I was excited to get into my seat at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley and I can honestly say I never stopped smiling - it was an absolute blast.

The cast of Chicago The Musical. Picture: Tristram Kenton
The cast of Chicago The Musical. Picture: Tristram Kenton

I had no idea what to expect of the show - I'd not watched the film and had no idea about the storyline - but is certainly is - All That Jazz...

It's funny how we view murder, greed, violence, corruption and adultery as entertainment we hold dear to our hearts, but that's exactly what happened in the auditorium as the cast of the show strut their stuff on stage and you get to know and love their characters.

They are sexy, sassy, strong and sly, and yes they really do make the show what it is.

Each character is splendidly in time with the excellent orchestra who take centre stage throughout the show and their dance moves, ironic jokes and lyrics are choreographed perfectly together.

It is a tale of cynical satire and corruption, but it's one of the most entertaining musical dance extravaganzas I've ever seen.

A scene from Chicago The Musical. Picture: Tristram Kenton
A scene from Chicago The Musical. Picture: Tristram Kenton
Sinitta is playing Mama Morton in Chicago The Musical at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley Picture: Tristram Kenton
Sinitta is playing Mama Morton in Chicago The Musical at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley Picture: Tristram Kenton

There are hardly any props but the cast and audience are really the props and even the brilliant orchestra are part of the wonderful acting show.

Characters Velma Kelly (Djalenga Scott) and Roxie Hart, (Faye Brookes) are just phenomenal at their roles and accompanied by Billy Flynn (Darren Day) and Mama Morton (Sinitta) they all absolutely make the show stunning.

Watch out for reporter Mary Sunshine, as her character surprises the audience with a real twist and Roxie Hart might not love her husband, Amos Hart, aka Mr Cellophane, but the crowds certainly fell in love with him.

Played against the backdrop of the brilliant orchestra, a few chairs, a ladder and stunning acting and singing, the show was positively uplifting and was just the most perfect musical to see as a welcome back to the theatre.

Chicago the Musical is produced by David Ian in association with Barry and Fran Weissler and runs at the theatre in Bromley from now until Saturday, November 27. To book tickets click here.

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