Soetart, McDowell and Maynard Return to Chicago at the Garrick Theatre
Performers Replacing America Ferrera, Amra-Faye Wright and Darius Campbell in the long-running Musical in the West End
There are some cast changes to report from the West End’s “Chicago” today as American Ferrera, Amra-Faye Wright and Darius Campbell step down from their respective roles – the former two in January and the latter at the end of December – at the Garrick Theatre. They are set to be replaced by three performers who have previously appeared in “Chicago” prior to its move to its current venue and they are Sarah Soetaert, Rachel McDowall and Terence Maynard.
Sarah Soetaert has appeared in “Chicago” at both the Cambridge Theatre and at the Adelphi Theatre and as a result she is well versed in the role of Roxie Hart. Besides “Chicago” she has also appeared in the West End’s “Kiss Me Kate” at The Victoria Palace Theatre in 2001.
Rachel McDowall, meanwhile, has also previously appeared in “Chicago” and also apeeared in numerous movies over the years, including the movie version of “Mamma Mia!” in 2008. Her other credits include “Quantum of Solace”, “Street Dance 3D”, “The Bill” and the recent movie version of “Robin Hood” alongside Russell Crowe.
Finally, Terence Maynard is known for appearing in numerous television programmes alongside his previous work with “Chicago”. His credits include “Merlin”, “Spy”, “Young Dracula”, “DCI Banks”, “Casualty”, “Holby City” and the Football soap “Dream Team”.
In “Chicago” the focus is on the character of Roxie Hart as she is thrown in jail for the murder of her husband. Whilst inside she meets a Vaudevillian performer called Roxie Hart and together they share a dream of being in the spotlight and so they decide to make their bids for freedom with the help of the sleazy lawyer Billy Flynn.
The show had been running at the Cambridge Theatre until August and it was then replaced with “Matilda The Musical” whilst “Chicago” reopened at the Garrick Theatre. The current cast will remain in place until December with Terence Maynard appearing from Monday 26th December 2011 and Sarah Soetaert and Rachel McDowall appearing from Monday 2nd January 2012.
“Chicago” is booking at the Garrick Theatre until Saturday 26th January 2013.