Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Stars Have Razzle Dazzle; Stage

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Stars Have Razzle Dazzle; Stage

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CASTING has been announced for the latest production of Chicago heading for the North East.

"Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery... all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts"... so begins the international award-winning musical which stops at Sunderland Empire from March 26 to 31.

It will star Ali Bastian as Roxie Hart, Stefan Booth as Billy Flynn, Tupele Dorgu as Velma Kelly and Bernie Nolan as Mama Morton.

Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with cell block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.

Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago's sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle.

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. …

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