Chicago at the Adelphi
Chicago, the Musical

On our first trip to England, in 1991, we saw a production of Guys and Dolls (a play put on by EVERY high school in the United States, including Patty's.)in Plymouth. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were impressed with most of the American accents (although at least one of the New York accents was decidely "Dixie.")

On our fourth trip to England, in 1998, we saw a production of Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End.

On the whole, we enjoyed the musical, particularly Ruthie Henshall as Roxie Hart, Henry Goodman as Bill Flynn, and Nigel Planer as Amos Hart. Ute Lemper left us a little cold as Velma. Her efforts to portray a Chicago accent, came out as a bad Bronx accent that was a bit over-the-top.

Of course, it now leaves us hoping for a touring company to come to the Bay Area to see how and American version of Chicago would play.

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