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Chicago the musical, starring John Partridge, Sam Bailey and Hayley Tamaddon, breaks theatre's week-long record

By Angela Cole

More than 7,000 people watched Chicago the Musical at Dartford's Orchard Theatre, making it the theatre's most successful week-long run.

The award-winning show, ran for six days, with its final performance on Saturday, March 5.

It starred former EastEnder John Partridge as Billy Flynn, Coronation Street and Emmerdale star Hayley Tamaddon as Roxie Hart and former X Factor winner, Kent's Sam Bailey, as Mama Morton.

John Partridge as Billy Flynn in Chicago with Hayley Tamaddon as Roxie Hart (left) and Sam Bailey as Mama Morton
John Partridge as Billy Flynn in Chicago with Hayley Tamaddon as Roxie Hart (left) and Sam Bailey as Mama Morton

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.

The award-winning show has already won two Olivier Awards; one Grammy two Baftas and six Academy Awards.

For details of other shows coming up at the Orchard, go orchardtheatre.co.uk

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