Legally Blonde the Musical is the Broadway sensation based on the hit movie, with Reese Witherspoon. Tony award-winning director and Olivier nominated choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray) leads a top-of-their-class creative team.
Based on the Reese Witherspoon film, Legally Blonde The Musical earned seven Tony nominations and ten Drama Desk Award nominations during its Broadway run.
In London Sheridan Smith leads the cast of Legally Blonde The Musical, playing Elle Woods. Best known for her roles in TV comedies including Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps, Grown Ups and The Royle Family, she is no stranger to musical theatre. In 1997 she made her West End debut in the cast of Bugsy Malone, while in 2008 she received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her performance in Little Shop Of Horrors.
Smith is joined in the cast of Legally Blonde The Musical by former member of boy band Blue, Duncan James, whose previous London stage appearances include playing Billy Flynn in Chicago.
The London production of Legally Blonde The Musical is directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, who also performed this dual role for the Broadway production.
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!
|Evenings: Monday and Wednesday - Saturday at 7.30pm Matinees: Tuesday and Saturday at 2.30pm; Sunday at 3.00pm|
|Theatre Venue:||Savoy Theatre|
|Address:||Denman Street, London W1D 7DY|
|Seating Plan:||Seating Plan|
|Google Map:||Google Location Map|
Designed by C J Phipps and decorated by Collinson & Locke, the Savoy Theatre opened its doors on 10th October 1881 with a transfer of Gilbert and Sullivan's opera, Patience. Both the theatre and the adjacent Savoy Hotel, built in 1889, were financed by impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte from the considerable profits of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operettas. The theatre became famous as the first public building in the world to be lit entirely by electricity and for the traffic quirk of Savoy Court which is the only road in Britain where cars are required by law to drive on the right hand side. This was a special privilege conferred by Parliament to enable visitors to the theatre to climb straight from their carriages into the theatre. In June 1929 the Victorian auditorium was demolished and rebuilt by architect Frank Tugwell with decorative interior designs by Basil Ionides. The Theatre reopened in October 1929 with a revival of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers. Following a major fire in February 1990, the theatre was restored back to its former Art Deco glory under the guidance of the theatre's late chairman, Sir Hugh Wontner, and the distinguished architect, Sir William Whitfield. The theatre reopened on 19th July 1993 with a Royal Gala performed by English National Ballet. In 1997 The Savoy Group entrusted the management of the Savoy Theatre to a group led by Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen. The Ambassador Theatre Group and the Tulbart Group took over management of the 1,200 seat venue in October 2005.
|Music:||Laurence O�Keefe and Nell Benjamin|
|Lyrics:||Laurence O�Keefe and Nell Benjamin|
|Lighting:||Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller|
|Sound:||ACME Sound Partners|
|Producer:||Sonia Friedman Productions, Robert G Bartner, Ambassador Theatre Group and Jamie Hendry Productions|
|Casts:||Sheridan Smith, Duncan James, Alex Gaumond|
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