Legally Blonde the Musical

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Previewed 5 December 2009, Opened 12 January 2010, Closed 7 April 2012 at the Savoy Theatre in London


College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law! Legally Blonde the Musical will take you from the sorority house to the Halls of Justice with London's brightest new heroine (and of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser). The verdict? This much fun shouldn't be legal!

The original cast featured Sheridan Smith as 'Ellie Woods', Duncan James as 'Warner Huntington III', Alex Gaumond as 'Emmett Forest', Peter Davison as 'Professor Callahan', Jill Halfpenny as 'Paulette Buonufonte', Aoife Mulholland as 'Brooke Wyndham' / 'Shandi', Caroline Keiff as 'Vivienne Kensington', Susan McFadden as 'Serena', Amy Lennox as 'Margot', Ibinabo Jack as 'Pilar', Chris Ellis-Stanton as 'Grandmaster Chad' / 'Kyle Dewey', Emma Bateman, Dan Burton, Darren Carnall, Nadine Higgin, Suzie McAdam, Andy Mace, Matthew McKenna, Soreller Marsh, Sean Mulligan, Roxanne Palmer, Sergio Priftis, Tamara Wall, Ed White, Fabian Aloise, Francis Haugen, Jane McMurtrie, Lucy Miller, and Sherrie Pennington.

Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell with sets by David Rockwell, costumes Gregg Barnes, and lighting Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller.

Musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, and book by Heather Hach, based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the MGM movie.

Legally Blonde the Musical comes to London's West End following a successful 1½ year run at The Palace Theatre on Broadway in New York. The musical is based on the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde which starred Reese Witherspoon as 'Elle Woods'.

"Like the film but with diamante bells on, Jerry Mitchell's musical is a hymn to all things pink and girlie and drooled-over by teen princesses. The costumes are totally Barbie, the hair-dos perfectly My Little Pony, the sets impeccably Polly Pocket. And just like them, it's pure plastic - and it's fantastic... This is a light-ascandy-floss, 100-per-cent-calorie free show. However, read those glossy lips, because there's a message for girls: it is OK to be pretty and pink and blonde because guys who are worth it will see the pure gold beyond the highlights. But it is even more important to think positive, stand by your sisters and be yourself. I didn't come out singing - there's not a single distinctive or catchy tune - but I did come out grinning. This is the ultimate feel-blonde, feelpink show." The Mail on Sunday

"The cast are wonderfully lively throughout, as is Jerry Mitchell's direction and choreography... For the most part, the comedy here is pretty broad, and this is not a show with any anxieties about getting too silly. It's all goodhearted fun, though, if you can switch off various parts of your brain circuitry for 2 1/2 hours, and it's hard not to emerge at the end wearing a smile." The Sunday Times

"Legally Blonde is synthetic as hell and relentlessly upbeat. It is also the most enjoyable new show on Broadway. Like Wicked and Hairspray, Legally Blonde encourages girls to think that, in the real world, a woman's intelligence and pluck will attract more attention than her physical attributes... Working with the cheerful, hard-beat music and lyrics of Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, director Jerry Mitchell keeps everything zooming along." The Financial Times (Original Broadway production

Legally Blonde the Musical in London at the Savoy Theatre previewed from 5 December 2009, opened on 12 January 2010 and closed on 7 April 2012.