The Three Degrees singer will be playing the role of Mama Morton in the production.

(c)Matt Crockett

David Ian in association with Barry and Fran Weissler has announced that Sheila Ferguson will star as ‘Mama Morton’ in the UK and Ireland tour of Chicago. Sheila joins the recently announced Russell Watson as ‘Billy Flynn’, Faye Brookes as ‘Roxie Hart’, Djalenga Scott as ‘Velma Kelly’, Jamie Baughan as ‘Amos Hart’ and B.E. Wong as ‘Mary Sunshine’. The cast will appear together at the Liverpool Empire from Monday 7th February 2022.

The cast is completed by Ishmail Aaron, Michelle Andrews, Gabby Antrobus, Delycia Belgrave, Joel Benjamin, Tanisha-Mae Brown, Daniel Clift, Callum Fitzgerald, Emily Goodenough, Billie Hardy, Aaron Jenkins, Liam Marcellino, Theo Reece, Hollie Jane Stephens and Harrison Wilde. 

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. 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, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.

Chicago features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. It includes the songs “Razzle Dazzle”, “Cell Block Tango”, and “All That Jazz” and has won six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy.

To find out more about where the production will be heading to on its UK tour visit: https://chicagothemusical.com/international-tour/