The ultimate feel good girlie film, Legally Blonde is immortalised in a musical.The show begins with the Delta Neu girls breaking into song. Following the Delta girls, the first lead character the audience meets is Elle Woods.  Lucie Jones, a West End star  looks like Reese Witherspoon and gets the mannerisms exactly right.Fashion major Elle Woods, destined to become a screen star or Victoria’s Secret model makes a career U-turn after being dumped by high school boyfriend Warner Huntingdon III (Liam Doyle)

Leaving Malibu behind she enrolls at Harvard Law School in an attempt to win back her beloved, who has now started seeing the super-serious Vivienne Kensington . By the end, Elle is no longer judged as a ditzy fashion-conscious blonde and finds true love.
The show is a musical. Not just a play with songs. There is minimal dialogue between songs and there is plenty of singing, dancing and witty one liners.
We all know Lucie Jones has a great voice, however the real surprise package is  from Rita Simons. Better known for her acting talents, her vocal skills are incredible. For me, the highlight of the show was  the courtroom scene where the law team try to distinguish if Nikos the pool boy is straight. The song “European or Gay?” was very funny  and seems to have stuck in my head.
Special mention for the impressive scene where jailed Brooke Wyndham (Helen Petrovna) performs a gruelling skipping rope routine while giving an impressive rendition of the Whipped Into Shape dance with the glow in the dark skipping ropes.

Legally Blonde really is an energetic up stage version of the feel good film we all  love. It has boundless energy and remains that guilty pleasure for all to enjoy.

Tickets for Legally Blonde the Musical (Tuesday 12 – Saturday 17 March)  are now available from the Regent Theatre Box Office counter, by calling 0844 871 7649 or visiting http://www.atgtickets.com/stoke

 

 

 

 

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