Smash hit show will pay a visit

The cast of Legally Blonde, the Musical (On Tour)
The cast of Legally Blonde, the Musical (On Tour)

THE award-winning Legally Blonde: The Musical heads out on tour this month and will be dropping in at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from November 22 to December 3, as part of its travels around the UK.

Winner of the Best New Musical category at the 2011 Laurence Olivier Awards, it was famously filmed, with Reese Witherspoon in the leading role, and is now winning over whole new droves of fans in its theatrical version.

This critically acclaimed new musical is created by a top-of-their-class creative team, led by Tony Award-winning director and Olivier Award-nominated choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray).

College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods can handle anything. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her, she decides to follow him to Harvard law school to win him back.

Despite the sneers, Elle puts down the credit card and hits the books, and with a little help from her new friends, Paulette, Emmett and of course her loveable Chihuahua, Bruiser, she learns that she’s smarter than she ever imagined.

The cast is led by Faye Brookes (Grease in the West End), Claire Sweeney (Chicago, Guys and Dolls in the West End), Iwan Lewis (Fame in the West End, Passion at The Donmar Warehouse), Neil Toon (Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, Les Misérables in the West End) and Dave Willetts (Les Misérables, Phantom of The Opera, Sunset Boulevard all in the West End).

This all singing, all dancing, feel-good musical comedy might just be the highlight of your theatre-going year and the most fashionable ticket in town. The verdict? This much fun shouldn’t be legal!

Howard Panter, joint chief executive of Ambassador Theatre Group said: “Ambassador Theatre Group’s co-production of Legally Blonde: The Musical is enjoying great success on the West End and it has now been decided to take it out on its first ever UK tour so regional audiences who can’t make it to London can experience this fantastic show.

“I am sure people will take Elle Woods to their hearts and have a fabulous night out.”

Tickets to see Legally Blonde: The Musical are available by calling the box office on 0115 9895555.