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Who#s seen Chicago?

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naswm · 23/09/2006 22:11

I'm going next weekend. Altho H doesnt know I know. Whaty;s it like? I've seen teh video....

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Camberwellbeauty · 23/09/2006 22:16

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naswm · 23/09/2006 22:18

thanks camberwellbeauty - are you really from camberwell b tw? (I'm not far.......)

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EmmyLou · 23/09/2006 22:33

Fab. Saw it in Leeds a few years ago - not West End, but still good. Great coreography. Camberwellbeauty - does she sing along with Cell Block Tango? ("You're screwing the milkman") I have CD but found myself with a strangely repetetive tickly cough and urge to send kids to bed when that one's on - only so i can sing and relish the lyrics

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naswm · 23/09/2006 22:40

good old Lewisham camberwellbeauty

(you knowt tjhere is a book called tat I assume??)

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Hallgerda · 27/09/2006 14:27

Sorry, camberwellbeauty, but I have to correct you there. Your butterfly has only ever been a scarce and irregular migrant from Northern Europe (1500 recorded sightings in this country of which 300 were in 1976) and there is not even circumstantial evidence they have ever bred in this country. The first sighting of the butterfly in this country was among willow trees in Cold Arbour (gained an H since) Lane in 1748, hence the name.

gscrym · 27/09/2006 14:31

I've seen it twice. I loved it but both times, Billy Flynn was a bit dissapointing. It was Micheal Greco - didn't expect much and Marti Pellow - sounded a bit like Groucho Marks when trying to do an american accent. It's not like the film. I know people who have been after seeing the film and hated it because there aren't any set or costume changes to speak of.

I hope you have a lovely evening

Molesworth · 27/09/2006 14:32

I've seen it once with Ruthie Henshall as Roxie ... can't remember who played Billy Flynn though

Anyway, 'twas a brilliant show

hulababy · 27/09/2006 14:33

I went a few years back with DH and PILs. It was really good.

mistypeaks · 27/09/2006 15:17

I went to see it when Nasty Nick from Eastenders was in it! Brilliant. Always makes me want to take up dancing (that would be worth people paying to watch, but for totally different reasons!!)

EmmyLou · 27/09/2006 15:29

Hallgerda - nice facts how do you know so much about butterflies?

Also saw Nasty Nick as Billy Flynn. In my local jazz and tap class we did a dance to All That Jazz - it was fab - in your head you ARE Roxy, you become a sexy slapper in fishnets...

Hallgerda · 29/09/2006 08:31

Lifelong interest of mine, EmmyLou.
And it was my turn on the Duty Nerd Rota on Wednesday.

I saw Chicago when I was a teenager - my parents were in the pit band for a local production, and I loved it. (But then I can hardly go all moralistic about bumping off the odd husband!)

Faith8 · 01/10/2006 20:18

Havent seen the West End prod. but my daughters fiends sister - talk about fame by association - was in the finals of musicality and played Roxy - BRILLIANT.

Faith8 · 01/10/2006 20:19

Sorry, that should have read friends sister.

ChopinRocks · 20/10/2006 10:03

Chicago ecxellent - went a few years ago with dd7 and she loved it. David Hassolhoff was in it as Billy Flyn (is that his name?!?!). The songs are flipping wicked.

You will love it naswm

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