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Full casting announced for Chicago UK tour

The new cast will be joining Sam Bailey and John Partridge on tour in February

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Hayley Tamaddon, John Partridge and Sam Bailey will take the leads in Chicago
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Full casting has been announced for the UK tour of Chicago.

Joining the previously announced John Partridge, Hayley Tamaddon and Sam Bailey will be Jersey Boys and Wicked actress Sophie Carmen-Jones as Velma Kelly, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole star Neil Ditt as Amos Hart and A.D. Richardson (The Pirates of Penzance International tour) as Mary Sunshine.

The cast will be completed by Daniele Arbisi, Nicola Coates, Frances Dee, Adam Denman, Francis Foreman, Waylon Jacobs, Justin-Lee Jones, Dann Kharsa, Chelsea Labadini, Ellie Mitchell, Peter Nash, Helen Siveter, Kerry Spark, Lindsey Tierney and Emily Warner.

The award-winning musical is based on real life events from the 1920s and follows nightclub singer Roxie Hart, double-murderess Velma Kelly and smooth talking lawyer Billy Flynn as they fight to keep Hart off death row after she shoots her lover.

Chicago, which is based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, has a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb and includes well -known songs such as "All That Jazz", "Razzle Dazzle" and "Cell Block Tango".

Chicago will open on 12 February at the New Theatre, Oxford. For a list of tour dates, click here.