Get razzle dazzled in Chicago

PUBLISHED: 15:21 06 June 2007 | UPDATED: 11:08 24 May 2010

THE global musical phenomenon Chicago is set to explode on to the stage with some razzle-dazzle, style, sophistication and humour

THE global musical phenomenon Chicago is set to explode on to the stage with some razzle-dazzle, style, sophistication and humour.Fame-hungry Roxie Hart is a married chorus girl who dreams of being a headliner in Vaudeville. Velma Kelly is a former headliner, but the two women have more than one thing in common. They are both convicted murderers.Roxie killed her lover when he walked out on her and Velma killed her husband and sister, who were having an affair. Chicago's newspapers love to dish the dirt and Velma has always been at the top of the headlines. But when Roxie comes along Velma begins to slip out of the limelight and become old news. The two women find themselves competing for not only the press' attention, but also the focus of their shared lawyer, the sharp and suave Billy Flynn. The kiss-and-tell stories of the two women follow in musical fashion.Chicago will be staged at the Hippodrome, Bristol, from July 3-14. Tickets, priced £10.50-£33.50, are available from Ticketmaster on 0870 6063406.

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