AN all star cast are being welcomed to Southampton as Chicago opens at Mayflower Theatre.

West End and TV star Darren Day and 80s singing favourite Sinitta appear in the latest UK tour of the musical sensation, which runs from Monday (November 15) to Saturday (November 20).

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her.

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Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines.

Darren Day (Billy Flynn)’s many West End credits include the title role in Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium and Danny Zuko in Grease. He played Danny Houston in Hollyoaks, David Wilde in Doctors and Will Morgan in Stella. He was a contestant on the very first series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! and a finalist on Celebrity Big Brother. Darren was Patron of Mayflower Theatre’s Summer Youth production this year, Summer Holiday and appeared as Smee in Mayflower Theatre’s smash hit pantomime Peter Pan in 2019/20.

Sinitta (Mama Morton) is an international recording artist having released 15 hit pop records including So Macho, Toyboy and Cross My Broken Heart. No stranger to the stage, she has appeared in the West End productions of Cats and Little Shop of Horrors.

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Faye Brookes (Roxie Hart) also stars. The Dancing On Ice finalist is best known for her role as Kate Connor in ITV’s Coronation Street, for which she won a National Television Award. Her theatre credits include Princess Fiona in Shrek and Elle Woods in Legally Blonde.

Divina De Campo (Mary Sunshine) is a seasoned British drag queen and singer who was crowned runner up on the first series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Known for her high soprano and four -octave range, Divina has been featured on ITV’s The Voice and the BBC’s All Together Now.

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