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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


In the roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap... until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal.

Jazz Hands Productions staged a sold-out production of Chicago in December 2019, at the Keble O'Reilly Theatre.



Velma: Grace Albery

Roxie: Jessica Bradley

Billy: Joe Winter

Amos: Patrick Cole

Mama Morton: Imogen Edwards-Lawrence

Mary Sunshine: Priya Radhakrishnan

Fred Casely: Josh Willetts

Sergeant Forgarty: Franco Lopez

Liz: Viveka Herzum

Annie: Varuna Mitra

June: Lorelei Piper

Hunyak: Ellie Cooper

Mona: Darcy Dixon

Harry: Saul Garrett

Aaron: Harrison de Lisle

Judge: Nathan De Giorgi

Court Clerk: Connor Johnson

Go-to-Hell Kitty: Flora Clark

Male Dancer: Max Penrose

Male Dancer: Jake Edwards




MD/Keys 1: Livi van Warmelo

Keys 2: Toby Anderson

Reeds: Alex Wilson, Katie Bunney, Carrie Craig

Trumpet: Finlay Dove, Ned Ashcroft

Trombone: Sam Padfield

Violin: Maz Sutton

Bass: Samuel Hopkins

Banjo: Jake de Jongh

Percussion: Theo Pedley

Accordion: Reuben E Tendler




Producer: Ana Pagu

Director: Emma Hawkins

Musical Director: Livi van Warmelo

Choreographer: Max Penrose

Production Manager: Juliet Dowley

Set Designer: Cosette Pin

Lighting Designer: Ben Darwent

Sound Designer: Loic Deraed

Costume Designer: Kat Cooper

Stage Manager: Kitty Foster

Deputy Stage Manager: Harvey Dovell

Marketing Manager: Pierce Jones


Assistant Producers: Olivia Wheeler, Hannah Belok

Assistant Directors: Ellie Greaves, Felix Westcott

Assistant Musical Director: Toby Anderson

Dance Assistants: Angelica Wolańska, Gabrielle Russo

Set Assistants: Alice Turner, Anja Segmueller, Daphne Burt, Rosalyn Murtagh, William Wikoff

Lighting Assistants: Dhea Bengardi, Friederike Pank, Nina Jurkovic, Tianwei Cheng, Ishani Shah, Finley Bettsworth

Sound Assistants: Ariadne Si Suo, Bethan Chalmers, Okorafor Ikeagwu, Zhuoyan Yu

Costume Assistants: Anna McDonald, Lucy Koster

Assistant Stage Managers: Imogen Albert, Nicola Wright, Rochelle Moss, Sneha Bansal

Marketing Assistants: Sarah Berwick, Mouki Kambouroglou




''Oxford is graced with student vaudeville at its best.''


Oxford Opening Night:

''Chicago: well-designed and well-executed … a must-see''



Daily Info:

'' The crème de la crème ''



This amateur production of “Chicago” was presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD, a Concord Theatricals Company.

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