Legally Blonde: The Musical is a stage show based on the novel, as well as the movies of the same name famously starring the delightful Reese Witherspoon. While Witherspoon does not join the cast in the stage version, this marvellous piece of theatre once held the talents of Sheridan Smith of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps fame, as well as Jill Halfpenny of Coronation Street notoriety. Currently, however, the show is lead by the talented Susan McFadden as the primary character of Elle Woods, and remarkable Simon Thomas as the focus of her affections, Warner Huntington III.
As far as the plot and setting, it generally follows that of the first Legally Blonde movie, with the addition of addicting musical numbers and tremendously high energies. McFadden’s character, Elle Woods, seeks to reunite with her boyfriend by choosing to attend Harvard Law School with him in order to show him that she too can be a smart, serious girl. While she encounters some difficulties adjusting to the campus, she conducts herself with poise, style, and a lot of pink. In the end, if one enjoyed the humour, fun and hilarious moments in the Legally Blonde movies, then the stage adaptation would be a fine choice to see as well.
Legally Blonde: The Musical is currently being performed in London’s West End at the Savoy Theatre. Built in the 1881, the theatre has a long history, starting with operas. Surviving a fire over two decades ago, the theatre was rebuilt, and the Savoy Theatre prides itself on continuing in the musical tradition with its addition of Legally Blonde, which began in 2009. While it has housed many musicals in the past, the theatre has seen a bit of everything within its walls, including traditional Shakespearean plays.
As a result of being in London’s West End, those attending the show may be treated with a wonderful variety of attractions. These include everything from unique shops, to art galleries and museums. Meanwhile, there exist and all sorts of bars and restaurants as well, making a grand night out of the theatre experience. For those who must go out of their way to travel for the show, there are even convenient locations for hotels so that one may stay and enjoy the night. All in all, if one chooses to buy Legally Blonde: The Musical tickets, one will not be disappointed.