IF I had to sum up Chicago in three words, it’d be sexy, sassy and fun.

When Roxie Hart shoots her lover Fred Casely, she finds herself in jail along with double-murderess Velma Kelly.

The rivals fight for the attention of smooth talking lawyer Billy Flynn – the only man who can keep their names in the papers and save them from death row.

But they soon find out that in the cut-throat world of showbiz they need each other more than they first thought.

The show has a very simplistic set, keeping attention on the stars and the fabulous orchestra, who are on show at all times.

Former Emmerdale and Coronation Street star Hayley Tamaddon was a great Roxie. Anyone who saw her on Dancing on Ice knows she can move but she also has a great voice and a very expressive face, which added to the comedy of some of her character’s witty lines.

Sophie Carmen-Jones looked like she was born to play the sultry murderess Velma Kelly. She owned the stage and delivered a pitch-perfect performance of some of my all-time favourite musical songs including All That Jazz and I Can’t Do It Alone.

It always worries me when people dance with props (evened the most seasoned pro can slip up) so when it was just Sophie and a chair for the number When Velma Takes the Stand, I was holding my breath but I needn’t have worried - it was mesmerising and one of her finest moments in the show.

Another highlight was the performance of Class, a duet between Velma and Mama Morton (Sam Bailey). Their voices complimented each other perfectly and Sam, who shot to fame when she won The X Factor in 2013, was incredible.

I must admit, when I heard Sam was in the show I thought she’d have a cracking voice but had doubts about her acting skills. But not only was I blown away by her voice (it gave me goose bumps) but also how natural she was on stage - she even nailed the accent.

I see a huge future in musical theatre for this former prison officer and I also feel for Jessie Wallace, who has just been confirmed as the next Mama Morton – she has huge shoes to fill.

Billy Flynn is played by John Partridge. He’s best known for playing Christian in Eastenders and was very likeable during his stint on Celebrity Big Brother but he also has a huge background in musical theatre and is also a recording artist (check out his version of Dolly Parton’s Jolene on YouTube, its great).

He oozed charisma as soon as he stepped on the stage and We Both Reached for the Gun was amazing - I can’t believe how long he can hold a note for. I’ve seen numerous people take on the role of Billy and John really made it his own and was a joy to watch.

Although the whole cast were terrific, a special mention has to go to Neil Ditt, who played Roxie’s downtrodden husband Amos. Mister Cellophane is one of my favourites in this show and he did it so well.

Chicago is a must see and will run at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre until Saturday (June 25).

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