Chicago the Musical lead stars Samantha Peo and Carmen Pretorius share their must-watch viewing inspired by the internationally popular musical.

Chicago the Musical is back and better than ever - hitting South African stages in 2019. A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin make up the essence of the beloved Chicago

Lead stars of Chicago, Samantha Peo and Carmen Pretorius take us through their must-watch viewing in their exclusive, curated playlist. Want to know what shows these two talented ladies can't get enough of? Watch the video below to find out. 

From the mystery and drama of Midsomer Murders on BBC First to the need for greed with Succession available exclusively on Showmax, their choice of viewing perfectly matches the themes of Chicago: edgy, mysterious and edge-of-your-seat entertainment. 

Need a refresher on what makes Chicago great? Chicago the Musical features strong female characters whose personalities show their independence; how they can live without their men - how they are in control of their lives as well as women standing up against abuse, demanding rights among other struggles. 

Driven by a fast paced, biting, satirical wit, Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb’s book has endured because it holds up a mirror to an ever changing socio-political world. Though set in the 1920’s, this script is as relevant today as it was when it was first written. In the era of the #MeToo movement, the power of women throws a whole new spin on the stories of the six merry murderesses and how they murdered their husbands and lovers. 

All that Jazz, Cell Block Tango and Mister Cellophane are some of the popular songs that mark the return of the Chicago musical to South Africa. The South African leg of the tour in association with BBC First brings Chicago back to Artscape, Cape Town from 15 March until 14 April 2019, thereafter heading to Montecasino’s Teatro in Johannesburg from 20 April to 26 May 2019.