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Chicago - Mazz Murray joins cast as Mama Morton alongside Martin Kemp's Billy Flynn

Casting news

AT THE same time as Martin Kemp takes over the role of Billy Flynn on July 2, 2018, Mazz Murray also joins the cast as Mama Morton in the evergreen musical Chicago, which is now booking at the Phoenix Theatre until January 5, 2019.

They join Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabrielle and Paul Rider as Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly and Amos Hart respectively.

Martin Kemp will stay with the show until September 1, with the rest of the current principals staying until August 11, 2018.

Mazz Murray’s previous credits include Killer Queen in We Will Rock You, Tanya in Mamma Mia!, Mabel in Fame and Grandma Bertha in Pippin.

Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a nightclub singer who dreams of headlining in Vaudeville, but only achieves celebrity status when she murders her lover and enlists the help of Billy Flynn, Chicago’s shrewdest lawyer, to whip up the publicity surrounding the case and ensure her acquittal.

Described as slick, sexy and sassy, the Kander and Ebb musical has choreography by Ann Reinking in the style of the legendary Bob Fosse and a ‘fantastic’ Jazz score, which includes And All That Jazz, Razzle Dazzle and Cell Block Tango.