The Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park


It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that, after careful study of the government guidelines and consultation with South Hill Park, EBOS have made the decision to cancel our upcoming production of Chicago.

Our cast, production and technical teams have worked immensely hard both artistically and practically to ensure we had a safe working environment and adhered to the ever changing guidelines and we could not be prouder of the work they have achieved.

Although we are sad not to get to share the work we have done, the safety of our members is, as always, our primary concern. The time we have spent on this production has not been wasted; we have enjoyed doing what we love and we will get to share with you what we have done in other forms, so watch this space.

To everyone that has bought tickets for the production, a massive thank you from all of us for your continued support in these difficult times. South Hill Park will be in contact with you shortly to arrange for ticket refunds.

Chicago has been enchanting the crowds since its opening night in June 1975. Jazz, liquor, and a quest for fame drive the two main characters, Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, into a downward spiral when both end up on trial for murder. With the help of greedy lawyer Billy Flynn, Roxie and Velma try to avoid the ultimate sentence.

Based on a 1920's play by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins, the musical is based on real criminals in Chicago during that time. The 'killer' combination of music (by John Kander) and lyrics (by Fred Ebb) will leave the audience tapping their feet well after the show is over.

The satirical nature of this musical, and its commentary on the 'celebrity criminal' still applies to society today. This is one, of many, reasons why this musical has a timeless quality. It draws on social issues present during that time, making this not only a musical that still applies, but a musical that reflects a deep and complex history.

Whether it's the intense dancing, the risque apparel, or the riveting songs, this musical results in an experience you'll not soon forget.

  • Roxie Hart
    Laura Thain
  • Velma Kelly
    Emily Burton
  • Billy Flynn
    Austin Marshall
  • Amos Hart
    Ashleigh Wells
  • Matron Mama Morton
    Amy Cowie
  • Mary Sunshine
    Matt Harcourt
  • Liz
    Amy Williams
  • Annie
    Kirsty McDougall
  • June
    Emma Carver
  • Hunyak
    Ellie Tidy
  • Mona
    Erin Hope Pharo
  • Ensemble Female (Go-To-Hell Kitty)
    Natalie Godding
  • Ensemble Female (Veronica)
    Emily Hobbs
  • Ensemble Female
    Holly Heron
  • Ensemble Female
    Robyn Heffer
  • Fred Casley/ Doc/Harry/Cell Block Tango
    Gordon Cowell
  • Sgt Fogarty/Aaron/Martin Harrison
    Mitchel Thorpe
  • Ensemble Male (Judge)
    Keir Buist
  • Ensemble Male (MC)
    Brad Clapson
  • Band Singers
    Lucy Seymour, Denise Pike, Sophie Earle, Kelly Cross, Rob Parton

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by David Thompson

This amateur production of "Chicago" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD, a Concord Theatricals Company


  • Director: Stuart Hayllor
  • Musical Director: Anton Gwilt
  • Choreographer: Natalie Hayllor
  • Sound Designer: Tom Horrox
  • Stage Manager: Andrew Cooper
  • Set Design: Duncan Bruce