From mid-June Lee Mead will join the west end cast of the Olivier award-wining Legally Blonde The Musical to play Emmett Forrest. He joins Susan McFadden as Elle Woods, Carley Stenson as Margot, Nicola Brazil as Serena, Siobhan Dillon as Vivienne and Peter Davison as Professor Callahan. Alex Gaumond, who has played the role of Emmett since the UK premiere of the show, has now extended his run until mid-June when Mead will take over.
Legally Blonde The Musical opened at the Savoy Theatre in December 2009 and has been playing to packed audiences ever since. In addition to winning the 2011 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best New Musical, Best Actress in a Musical (Sheridan Smith) and Best Performance is a Supporting Role in a Musical (Jill Halfpenny), Legally Blonde The Musical is now booking until 31 March 2012.
College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods (Susan McFadden) doesn’t take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law School!
**** ‘PERFECTION. Ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish.’ The Independent
**** ‘Musical Theatre at its best – great songs, witty lines. Smart, sassy, spectacular.’ Daily Telegraph
Following huge critical acclaim, Legally Blonde the Musical has taken the West End by storm. Led by Tony award-winning director and Olivier nominated choreographer Jerry Mitchell, and now in its second year, this is the most fashionable ticket in town!
Starring Denise Van Outen, Susan McFadden, Carley Stenson and Peter Davison.