Denise van Outen in a promotional photo for “Chicago”(Photo provided by Raw PR) Chicago alum Denise van Outen will re-join the West End cast of the hit musical revival on September 24, taking on the role of Velma Kelly for a limited engagement at the Phoenix Theatre through November 17. Van Outen replaces current Chicago star Josefina Gabrielle.New to the role of Velma, Van Outen was formerly seen as Roxie Hart in Chicago in London and on Broadway. Her other London stage credits include Tell Me on a Sunday, Legally Blonde, Rent and her solo show Some Girl I Used to Know. On TV, van Outen currently judges Ireland’s Got Talent, having previously judged BBC1’s Any Dream Will Do and I’d Do Anything alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber.Van Outen will join a Chicago cast that includes Alexandra Burke as Roxie Hart, Duncan James as Billy Flynn, Mazz Murray as Mama Morton and Paul Rider as Amos Hart.Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, Chicago features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Ebb. The production features choreography by Ann Reinking in the style of Fosse and direction by Walter Bobbie. View Comments
In the first, ALE Heavylift successfully moved a 148 tonne stripper, measuring 34 m in length and with a diameter of 5.2 m, as well as a fractionator weighing 420.5 tonnes measuring 58 m in length. The consignment was moved from Sines harbour to Sines Refinery, Portugal.ALE unloaded the consignment at the quayside and transported it nine kilometres to the site. During the journey, inclines of 10% were encountered. Four 18-axle SPMTs were required to move the stripper while four 28-axle SPMTs were required to move the fractionator.Meanwhile, ALE Heavylift Ibérica undertook the skidding transport of a container crane at Barcelona port. The total distance skidded was 70 m. The movement involved laying rails for the crane 15.42 m apart. The crane weighed 850 tonnes. The loads per leg were 265 tonnes landside and 160 tonnes waterside.