The sexy musical Chicago at Sheffield Lyceum features well-known TV faces Coronation Street, Loose Women and Holby City

Faye Brookes as Roxie Hart in Chicago on tour at Sheffield Lyceum July 5-9, 2022.

Faye Brookes, better known as Kate Connor on TV’s Coronation Street, Brenda Edwards from Loose Women and Lee Mead from Holby City, will be performing at the Lyceum Theater July 5-9, 2022.

Set in the midst of the dazzling decadence of 1920s Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her lover on the side after he threatens to leave her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she tricks the public, the media, and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, into hiring Chicago’s most adept criminal attorney, Billy Flynn, to turn her malicious crime into a flurry of sensational headlines, the likes of which might as well be torn. tabloids today.

Brenda Edwards will reprise the role of Matron ‘Mama’ Morton, which she played in London’s West End. “Mama” Morton chairs the women’s block of the prison where Roxie is incarcerated.

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Faye Brookes plays Roxie, Lee Mead is Roxie’s lawyer, and Djalenga Scott plays Velma.

Created by the musical theater talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy and sassy score with one jaw-dropping song after another includes Razzle Dazzle, Cell Block Tango and All That Jazz.

Since opening in New York in 1996, Chicago has won six Tony Awards and two Olivier Awards, has been seen by approximately 33 million people worldwide, and has clocked up more than 32,500 performances.

The show was presented in English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Danish, Japanese and Korean.

It is the longest-running American musical in Broadway and West End history and the second-longest-running show on Broadway where it has been performed more than 8,400 times.

The Sunday Express said of Chicago: “remains a phenomenon” while Metro described the show as “the sexiest musical of all time”.