Sam Bailey in the spotlight once again in exciting new musical role

Sam Bailey in the spotlight once again in exciting new musical role

Sam Bailey in the spotlight once again in exciting new musical role

Based on the 1926 play written by Maurine Dallas Watkins, the musical Chicago is one of the world’s most popular stage shows. It was back in 1997 when the show first opened at Adelphi Theatre winning many awards during its 15 years on the West End, and rightly so. The accolades include 6 Tony awards, 2 Oliviers, 1 Grammy, 2 BAFTAs and 6 Academy Awards. Its success in London spread to New York Broadway where it is still currently playing. Now a UK tour of the musical has been announced, starring our very own Sam Bailey.

Sam’s self-confidence mixed with her outstanding vocals make her perfect for theatre, which she proved in her one off theatre show back in October. Chicago is filled with many powerful, prominent characters and Sam is playing one of them- the corrupted prison matron Mama Morton. Sam will be heading back to the days of prison guarding for this role, which she is sure to love! Mama Morton’s character combines a hard faced exterior with a nurturing side all whilst oozing with sassiness and personality so Sam will be able to truly give it all she’s got for this role.

Sam is set to be performing with some other familiar faces on the stage, including West End leading man and EastEnders actor John Partridge who will be filling the shoes of Billy Flynn’s character in the show. Soap star Hayley Tamaddon from Coronation Street and Emmerdale will be playing Roxie Hart. The three of them have already announced their excitement to be on stage together and they are sure to have a hilarious time together backstage on the tour.

The UK tour of the musical which will be produced by David Ian and Michael Watt in association with the Broadway producers Barry and Fran Weissler will be opening on Friday 12th February 2016 at The New Theatre in Oxford and moving on to places such as New Wimbledon Theatre, Eastbourne Congress Theatre, Princess Theatre Torquay, the Bord Gáis Theatre Dublin, and many more before ending the tour on the Saturday 9th July 2016 at the Bristol Hippodrome.

Sam’s performance of ‘When you’re Good to Mama’ will be much anticipated by all Chicago fans. It is certainly a show you don’t want to miss so show Sam your support and book yourselves tickets to see the show!

Tickets will be on sale soon, see the full list of the Chicago tour dates below:

FRIDAY 12 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2016
NEW THEATRE OXFORD www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-theatre-oxford
ON SALE NOW

MONDAY 22 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARY
NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-wimbledon-theatre
ON SALE NOW

MONDAY 29 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 5 MARCH 2016
DARTFORD ORCHARD THEATRE www.orchardtheatre.co.uk
ON SALE NOW

MONDAY 7 MARCH – SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2016
SOUTHAMPTON MAYFLOWER THEATRE www.mayflower.org.uk
ON SALE NOW

MONDAY 14 MARCH – SATURDAY 19 MARCH 2016
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes
ON SALE NOW
(Sam Bailey will not be performing on 19 March)

MONDAY 21 MARCH – SATURDAY 2 APRIL 2016
MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE www.atgtickets.com/venues/opera-house-manchester
ON SALE NOW
(Sam Bailey will not be performing on 25 and 26 March)

MONDAY 4 APRIL – SATURDAY 9 APRIL 2016
BRADFORD ALHAMBRA www.bradford-theatres.co.uk
ON SALE NOW

MONDAY 11 APRIL – SATURDAY 16 APRIL 2016
EASTBOURNE CONGRESS THEATRE www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk/venue/congress-theatre
ON SALE NOW

MONDAY 25 APRIL – SATURDAY 30 APRIL 2016
PRINCESS THEATRE TORQUAY www.atgtickets.com/venues/princess-theatre-torquay
ON SALE NOW

MONDAY 2 MAY – SATURDAY 7 MAY 2016
HALL FOR CORNWALL TRURO www.hallforcornwall.co.uk
ON SALE SOON

WEDNESDAY 11 MAY – SATURDAY 21 MAY 2016
BORD GÁIS ENERGY THEATRE DUBLIN www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie
ON SALE SOON

MONDAY 23 MAY – SATURDAY 28 MAY 2016
ROYAL & DERNGATE NORTHAMPTON www.royalandderngate.co.uk
ON SALE SOON
(Sam Bailey will not be performing on 25, 27 and 28 May)

MONDAY 30 MAY – SATURDAY 4 JUNE 2016
HAWTH THEATRE CRAWLEY www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk
ON SALE SOON

MONDAY 13 JUNE – SATURDAY 18 JUNE 2016
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE www.atgtickets.com/venues/edinburgh-playhouse
ON SALE SOON

MONDAY 20 JUNE – SATURDAY 25 JUNE 2016
WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE www.grandtheatre.co.uk
ON SALE SOON
(Sam Bailey will not be performing on 25 June)

MONDAY 27 JUNE – SATURDAY 2 JULY 2016
SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION www.southendtheatres.org.uk
ON SALE SOON

MONDAY 4 JULY – SATURDAY 9 JULY 2016
BRISTOL HIPPODROME www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome
ON SALE SOON