The international award-winning musical Chicago is a real crowd-pleaser that never fails to delight when it plays Milton Keynes Theatre. Now the musical is back to herald in the autumn season.
Starring Ali Bastian as Roxie Hart, Stefan Booth as Billy Flynn, Tupele Dorgu as Velma Kelly and Bernie Nolan as Mama Morton the show brings murder mayhem and All That Jazz to the stage from September 10 to 15.
The story is based on real-life events back in the roaring 1920s, when nightclub singer Roxie Hart shot her lover and, along with Cell Block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, the women fight to keep off death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.
Ali Bastian has been a regular fixture on British TV screens for over nine years, having played the long-running roles of Becca in Hollyoaks and Sally Armstrong in The Bill. More recently, Ali took part in the 2009 series of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing where she reached the semi-finals. Her theatre credits include Helen in the UK Tour of Verdict, Burn the Floor at the Shaftesbury Theatre and the UK Tour of Strictly Live 2010. Stefan Booth was recently seen playing Tanya’s husband Greg Jessop in EastEnders. He is also well known for playing the regular roles of Sergeant Marc Rollins in The Bill and Jamie Nash in Hollyoaks. Other TV credits include William & Mary, Doctors and The Silence, as well as reaching the finals of the first series of ITV’s Dancing On Ice.
Tupele Dorgu is best known as Kelly Crabtree in Coronation Street, a role she played for six years. Theatre credits include Mamma Mia! in the West End. Bernie Nolan was the lead singer with The Nolans from 1974 until 1994 and with her sisters has enjoyed phenomenal success both in this country and abroad. On stage Bernie has toured the UK many times, most recently as Cora in Calendar Girls, Hannah Owens in Flashdance, Robin in Mum’s The Word and Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers.
For tickets call the box office 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.com /miltonkeynes
*MKT is holding a recruitment day on Sep 9 for anyone interested in front-of-house jobs at the venue. for more information go to www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes