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Sophie Carmen Jones slays as Velma Kelly
Sophie Carmen Jones slays as Velma Kelly

Rouge your knees and pull your stockings down – Chicago is in town!

“Murder, greed, corruption, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.”

Remember in 2002, when Catherine Zeta-Jones slid down a well-oiled table in suspenders and bagged herself an Oscar for her performance in Chicago?  I certainly do.  And the only reason I know about the well-oiled table is because I attempted it in my Year 8 English classroom, with painful results ….

Chicago is probably my favourite musical.  Based on true events back in the 1920s, it tells the story of Roxie Hart, who shoots her lover and enlists the help of smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn to free herself from jail.  Along the way, we meet double-murderess Velma Kelly, spicy Matron Mama Morton and blink-and-you’ll-miss-him Amos Hart.  And it’s currently at the New Wimbledon Theatre, before carrying on its tour of the UK.

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Category: Music