Performance: Tuesday 21st February at 19:30
Seat: Centre rear stalls
Cast included: Carley Stenson (Elle Woods), Stephen Ashfield (Emmett Forrest), Ben Freeman (Warner Huntington III), Peter Davison (Prof. Callahan), Natalie Casey (Paulette Buonufonté), Tricia Adele-Turner (Vivienne Kensington), Aoife Mulholland (Brooke Wyndham)
What's the thing about Legally Blonde? In the two years it's been running, the musical has gained a rather extensive fan base. For me (being someone who likes an intellectual challenge) the unbelievably witty lyrics did the trick. The musical was not simply full on pink, fluffy and girly; it was actually funny in quite a clever way.Which songs do I like the best? So Much Better and There! Right There! come joint first. I have much love for Legally Blonde and Ireland too. I enjoy singing the title track especially as with a little bit of editing it works brilliantly as a solo song.
"Some girls fight hard, some face the trial, some girls are just meant to smile. It's not up to me, just let me be legally blonde."
A Finnish production of Legally Blonde ran for the 2011 summer season at an open air theatre and the "Gay or European" had been changed to "Gay or Swedish" to work better for the Finnish audience. It made me laugh so much.
|Carley Stenson and the current West End company (Source)|
|Carley Stenson as Elle (Source)|
Fact from the website: "There are 18 songs in the show and Elle sings 16 of them as well as having 19 costume changes." - impressive!
UK website: http://www.legallyblondethemusical.co.uk/
Legally Blonde the Musical closing in the West End on 7th April 2012.