CHICAGO stars painted the town red last night as they cut the ribbon to officially reopen The Kings Theatre.

The hit musical started its one week run on Saturday but VIPs were treated to a special gala performance today.

Set in America's jazz-age 1920s, Chicago follows the story of Roxie Hart who murders her lover after he threatens to walk out on her.

Glasgow Times: Photo by Jamie SimpsonPhoto by Jamie Simpson

The Kings was closed for almost 500 days due to the coronavirus pandemic. James Haworth, Theatre Director at the King’s Theatre and Theatre Royal said:"We’ve been waiting for this for a long, long time and opening with hit shows like Chicago, Grayson Perry and The Woman in Black makes our return all the more exciting.

Glasgow Times:

"Our staff have been busy prepping behind the scenes and we’re ready and waiting to welcome back our wonderful audience for our brilliant autumn season and the many more seasons that will follow.”