Blondes, fashion, nails, Chihuahuas, law school, pink, pink and more pink! Legally Blonde is in town at Milton Keynes Theatre this week and it sure is fabulous. For fans of the 2001 hit movie starring Reese Witherspoon, you will not be disappointed and for those of you that haven’t heard of Elle Woods, well get ready to meet the wittiest, sassiest cliché-but-you-can’t-not-love-her blonde, pet Chihuahua Bruiser and her flock of fashionista sorority sisters.
‘The musical delivers a universal proverb of not judging a book by its cover, because appearances can be deceptive’. Ready to marry her true love, Warner Huntington The Third, Elle finds herself dumped rather than proposed to because she’s deemed to be not serious enough and sets out to win him back. She successfully applies to Harvard Law School and enrols to fight for a spot on Professor Callahan’s next internship along with a ragtag crew of other students – including Warner’s new uptight girlfriend, Vivienne.
Learning as she goes, and gradually becoming one of Harvard’s best law students whilst staying true to her love of all things girly, Elle takes on the case of defending Fitness Guru, Brooke Wyndham accused of killing her husband but has a guilty secret of her own. Elle is surrounded by support from her sisters back home, fellow law students including new love interest Emmett and her new-found best friend Paulette from the hair salon. There is also much cuteness from canines Bruiser and Rufus!
The show was brilliant from start to finish, with an ever-changing, impressive and brightly coloured stage. Excellent singing and choreography and filled with laugh-out-loud humour. The audience particularly loved the UPS guy’s entrance! Very funny.
Although the full casting was perfect and an excellent performance from them all, I must give particular mention to Rita Simons as Elle’s friend Paulette. She stole the show in my opinion – especially with the Irish solo! Excellent American accent and an awesome voice that took over the whole theatre.
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