West End and TV actor Darren Day will join the UK and Ireland tour of Chicago playing Billy Flynn.
The Hollyoaks and Doctors actor joins previously announced Faye Brookes (Kate Connor in ITV’s Coronation Street) as ‘Roxie Hart’, Sinitta as ‘Mama Morton’, British drag queen Divina De Campo as ‘Mary Sunshine’, Djalenga Scott (Annie, Grease) as ‘Velma Kelly’ and Joel Montague (Waitress, Funny Girl) as ‘Amos Hart’.
Darren Day’s many West End credits include the title role in Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium, Tony Parker in Copacabana at the Prince of Wales Theatre, and Danny Zuko in Grease at the Cambridge Theatre.
The cast will also include Ishmail Aaron, Michelle Andrews, Gabby Antrobus, Delycia Belgrave, Joel Benjamin, Tanisha-Mae Brown, Daniel Clift, Callum Fitzgerald, Emily Goodenough, Billie Hardy, Aaron Jenkins, Liam Marcellino, Theo Reece, Hollie Jane Stephensand Harrison Wilde.
Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, CHICAGO’s sexy, sassy score includes the show-stopping songs “Razzle Dazzle”, “Cell Block Tango”, and “All That Jazz”.
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.
Winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, CHICAGO is the longest running American musical in Broadway and West End history.
The tour will open at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow on 11 September 2021 and will then travel to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Northampton, Bradford, Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Torquay, Hull, Southampton, Bromley Inverness, Sunderland, Oxford, Woking, Birmingham, Crawley, Liverpool, Eastbourne, South End, Cheltenham, Milton Keynes, Stoke-on-Trent, Ipswich, Dublin, Dartford, Bristol, Wimbledon, Manchester, Belfast, Plymouth, Cardiff, Sheffield, Norwich and Llandudno.