In The UK And Ireland Tour Of
The International Smash Hit Musical

David Ian in association with Barry and Fran Weissler are delighted to announce that world renowned singing
sensation Russell Watson will play the role of ‘Billy Flynn’ in the UK and Ireland tour of the international smash hit
musical Chicago. Russell joins Faye Brookes as ‘Roxie Hart’ and Djalenga Scott as ‘Velma Kelly’.

The cast also includes 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.

Russell Watson is regarded as one of the world’s greatest classical singers, having released ten critically acclaimed
studio albums. His debut album, ‘The Voice’ held the number one chart position in the UK for a record-breaking 52
weeks. Throughout his extensive career Watson has collaborated with Meatloaf, Lionel Richie, Paul McCartney,
Alexandra Burke, and Luciano Pavarotti. He recently appeared as a contestant on the twentieth series, and castle
edition, of ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! His stage credits include Parson Nathaniel in Jeff Wayne’s The
War of the Worlds on tour and Karl Oscar in the English speaking world premiere of Benny Andersson and Björn
Ulvaeus’ Kristina at Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall

Faye Brookes (Roxie Hart) recently reached the final of this year’s series of ITV’s Dancing On Ice. She 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, both on national tour, Ann/Edna in That Day
We Sang directed by Victoria Wood at Manchester’s Royal Exchange, Liesl in The Sound of Music at Regent’s Park
Open Air Theatre and Frenchy in Grease at the West End’s Piccadilly Theatre. Faye’s other TV credits include Agnes
Franklin in Our Girl and Helena in Atlantis, both for the BBC.