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Caroline Flack cast in Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre

Friday, 30th Nov 2018  

Chicago - Phoenix Theatre

Ever since Chicago opened at the Phoenix Theatre earlier this year an array of big names have come and gone in the cast, beginning with Cuba Gooding Jr. who originated the role of Billy Flynn and progressing to other cast members like Martin Kemp and Duncan James.

Currently, the lead male role in the production is portrayed by Todrick Hall of RuPaul’s Drag Race Fame, and now another big name has been added to the production, this time in the part of Roxie Hart, and that name is Caroline Flack.

Roxie Hart is the lead role in Chicago, set in the 1920s of the city of the same name. It is the time of the ‘celebrity criminal’ and Hart has been given plenty of attention for the murder of her husband, though it has also landed her behind bars. Inside she meets the vaudevillian performer Velma Kelly, who has also been tried for murder, and they both decide they want the spotlight for the right reasons instead, enlisting the help of lawyer Billy Flynn so they can make their bids for freedom. Next step – stardom.

The role of Hart is currently played by Sarah Soetaert, though she steps down soon so that Flack can take-on performances from 10th December 2018. Flack is known for her work as a television presenter on shows like Gladiators, The X Factor and more, though she has also appeared as a contestant of Strictly Come Dancing, whilst making numerous appearances on other television shows along the way.

So it is safe to say that she is the latest familiar face appearing in Chicago, which has been seen in the West End on numerous occasions since it debuted in the 1970s (based on the 1920s play of the same name). Its latest revival opened this year and is set to close early in 2019.

Caroline Flack plays Roxie Hart in Chicago from Monday 10th December 2018 to Saturday 5th January 2019, after which the show will vacate the Phoenix Theatre.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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