Caroline Flack cast as the final Roxie Hart in West End’s Chicago
Updated on 27 December 2018
Kander and Ebb’s Chicago is now playing at the Phoenix Theatre until 5 January 2019.
It has just been announced that Caroline Flack, who is perhaps best known for hosting Love Island and winning the twelfth series of Strictly Come Dancing, will be starring as Chicago’s Roxie Hart from 10 December. The Bo’ Selecta! star will be replacing Sarah Soetaert, who finishes her run as Roxie on 8 December. Flack will be joining YouTube sensation Todrick Hall as Billy Flynn, Mazz Murray as Mama Morton, Josefina Gabrielle as Velma Kelly, and Paul Rider as Amos Hart.
On being cast for the role, Flack stated that she had been dreaming of playing Roxie ever since she was a teenager. Looks like she had it coming!
The West End revival of Chicago opened in March of this year with Cuba Gooding Jr headlining as Billy Flynn. The show has since been shaking things up with a rotating cast of A-list stars, the likes of which have included Alexandra Burke and Duncan James.
Having originally opened in London’s West End back in 1997, the 2018 revival has been praised for staying faithful to the original Ann Reinking choreography and atmosphere that made Chicago a household name!
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