Oh, My, God, oh my god you guys! Watching Legally Blonde was such a nice surprise…
Sorry… If you’ve ever seen Legally Blonde The Musical then you’ll understand how catchy that show tune is, and what an unforgettable experience it is all round.
The main character Elle woods, played now by Susan McFadden, had all the characteristics and mannerisms of Two Pints (of lager) and Gavin and Stacey actress Sheridan Smith, who has just handed over the role at the end of last year, but in her own right equally as good.
The basic plotline – for those who have never seen the motion picture this is based on – centres around a college sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods, who never takes no for an answer. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and follows him to Harvard Law School.
Staged at The Savoy Theatre, London and officially sponsored by Schwarzkopf LIVE Color XXL – whose new shade of blonde (Max Blonde) is the brightest you can get outside of a salon – the stellar cast line up was a mix bag of TV personalities, such as Peter Davidson, Denise Van Outen and Carley Stenson, plus an array of musical theatre stars who all gelled together perfectly.
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But in regards to the production, the whole cast was funny, believable and endearing which made the whole experience more fun; especially the song about being European or gay (I won’t ruin the surprise).
The other surprise of the night – apart from Denise Van Outens impressive octane voice as Paulette Buonufonte – was the UPS delivery man Kyle (played by Chris Ellis-Stanton). He must have had a fan club in the audience because the crowd were cheering even before his shadow entered the stage. His performance was fabulously cute and entertaining, but not more so than the use of Elle’s beloved Chihauhau dog Bruser or Paulette Buonufonte’s boxer dog. If you are an animal lover these alone will draw you in.
The best thing about the musical though is even if you are stressed, tired or are just plain not in the mood, you ll walk out of that theatre intoxicated, singing along like you’ve known these songs for years: like surprisingly all the male audience members were.
I would almost certainly recommend this as a great weekend feel-good pick-me-up, or a perfect Valentines gift for next month…
I will definitely be going back for more…
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