U.K. Tour of Chicago Adds New Dates; Wilmot Will Be Billy

News   U.K. Tour of Chicago Adds New Dates; Wilmot Will Be Billy The current U.K. national tour of Chicago starring Jimmy Osmond as Billy Flynn, through June 13, has confirmed new dates from June 15 to Nov. 21, with Gary Wilmot joining the cast as Flynn.

Wilmot — who will play alongside Emma Barton, continuing as Roxie Hart — has appeared in the West End in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Me And My Girl, Carmen Jones and Copacabana, and toured in the musicals Oliver! and Half a Sixpence and the plays One for the Road, Confusions and Travels with My Aunt. His recent credits include appearances in HMS Pinafore at the Open Air Theatre Regent's Park and as The Lion in The Wizard of Oz at the Royal Festival Hall. Barton is best known for her role as Honey Mitchell in BBC1's "EastEnders." Her other television roles include "Spooks" on BBC1 and "Secret History" on Channel 4. Previous stage roles include Peggy in The Secret Garden (RSC), Norma Cassidy in Victor/Victoria (Bridewell) and Marty in Grease (Victoria Palace Theatre).

Chicago is now confirmed to tour to High Wycombe's Swan Theatre (June 15-20), Hull's New Theatre (June 22-27), Northampton's Derngate Theatre (July 6-11), Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall (July 13-18), Bristol Hippodrome (July 20-25), Bournemouth's Pavilion Theatre (July 27-Aug. 1), Llandudno's Venue Cymru (July 27-Aug. 1), Plymouth's Theatre Royal (Aug. 10-22), Belfast's Grand Opera House (Aug. 24-Sept. 5), Dublin's Gaiety Theatre (Sep. 7-19), Southend's Cliffs Pavilion (Sept. 22-26), Sheffield's Lyceum (Sept. 28-Oct. 3), Glasgow's King's Theatre (Oct. 5-10), Crawley's Hawth Theatre (Oct. 12-17), Manchester's Palace Theatre (Oct. 27-Nov. 7), and Aberdeen's Her Majesty's (Nov. 16-21).


 The national U.K. tour of Chicago is produced by David Ian Productions in association with the Broadway producers Barry and Fran Weissler. Further dates and casting announcements to follow. For box office numbers, visit www.chicagothemusical.com/uktour.php