New Cast Announced for Smash Hit Musical LEGALLY BLONDE!

New Cast for Smash Hit Musical LEGALLY BLONDE has been announced which will perform from 25 October 2010 at Savoy Theatre.

Denise Van Outen, Siobhan Dillon and Carley Stenson are to join Sheridan Smith, who has recently extended her run as Elle Woods, Alex Gaumond, Susan McFadden, Aoife Mulholland and Peter Davison.

College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods (Sheridan Smith) doesn’t take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend, Warner, 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

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OMIGOD – Legally Blonde has been extended!

Legally Blonde The Musical has extended its current run at the Savoy Theatre, London until Sunday 20th  February 2011.

Please note that Sean Mulligan will be taking over the role of Warner while Duncan James is on holiday between 20th February to the 1st March 2010.

Sheridan Smith (Elle Woods) will be on holiday for the following weeks: Wed 24th to Mon 29th March and Wed 19th to Mon 24th May.

The role of Elle Woods will be played by Amy Lennox.

College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods (Sheridan Smith) doesn’t take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend, Warner (Duncan James), dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law School!

Based on the hit movie of the same name, Legally Blonde the Musical is the Broadway sensation created by a top-of-their-class creative team, led by Tony Award-winning director and Olivier nominated choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray).

Legally Blonde the Musical will take you from the social whirl of California Campus life to Harvard’s Halls of Justice with the West End’s brightest new heroine (and of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser).

The verdict? This much fun shouldn’t be legal!

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Dreamboats and Petticoats on Sale Now!

Inspired by the albums, Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield in association with Universal Music present Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical, written by Marks and Gran, the team behind Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds Of A Feather, and Shine On Harvey Moon, will give you the greatest time of your life – taking you back to a time when each passing week brought another classic track. Featuring songs from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, Chuck Berry and many more.

In 1961 emotions run high as talented young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win the hearts of their adoring female fans – and more importantly, the gorgeous Laura. But when Laura shows that she’s no slouch with the guitar, rock ‘n’ roll fame beckons….. Featuring the hit songs Lets Dance, To Know Him Is To Love Him, Shaking All Over, In Dreams, Bobby’s Girl, Three Steps To Heaven, Little Town Flirt, Only Sixteen, Almost Grown, Sleepwalk, Runaround Sue, The Locomotion, Happy Birthday Sweet 16, What A Wonderful World, Half Way To Paradise, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Let’s Twist Again and many more hits from music’s golden era!

Theatre Venue: Savoy Theatre
Address: The Strand, London WC2R 0ET
Opened: 22-Jul-2009
Booking until: 12-Sep-2009
Performance Times:
Matinees: Thursday 3pm, Saturday 4pm
Evenings: Monday to Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 8pm

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Sheridan Smith and Duncan James confirmed as Legally Blonde The Musical Leads

Legally Blonde The Musical Opening in London’s West End December 2009

Sheridan Smith and Duncan James to Play College Sweetheart Elle Woods and Heartbreaker Warner

Sheridan Smith is to lead the cast as college sweetheart Elle Woods in Jerry Mitchell’s Legally Blonde The Musical which will preview in the West End from this December. Tickets for Legally Blonde The Musical, which has its press night at the Savoy Theatre on 12 January 2010, go on sale to the public today. Sheridan is joined by Duncan James who will play heartbreaker Warner and Alex Gaumond as Emmett, Elle’s love interest. Previews are from 5 December 2009 and the show is currently booking until 23 May 2010. Legally Blonde The Musical is produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Robert G Bartner, Ambassador Theatre Group and Jamie Hendry Productions. Further casting for this production will be announced shortly.

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winning Jerry Mitchell Legally Blonde the Musical has music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, book by Heather Hach, set design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller, sound design by ACME Sound Partners and orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke.

College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods 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! Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

In its first year on Broadway Legally Blonde The Musical earned seven Tony nominations and ten Drama Desk Award nominations as well as winning an Outer Critics’ Circle Award. The Broadway production of Legally Blonde The Musical concluded its run in October 2008 and is currently packing out houses across America in its hugely successful two year tour with international dates in Japan and Canada soon to be announced. In 2001 Amanda Brown’s novel Legally Blonde was made into a film starring Reese Witherspoon, produced by MGM and directed by Robert Luketic.

Sheridan Smith is best known for many award-winning television roles which include eight series of Two Pints of Lager & A Packet of Crisps, two series of Grown Ups which was written specifically for her, two series of Love Soup and four series of Benidorm. She played Emma in the multi award-winning The Royle Family and played a guest lead in Gavin and Stacey. Her other television credits include Blood Strangers, Doctors, Fat Friends and The Comic Strip Presents Sex Actually as well as Lark Rise to Candleford and Jonathan Creek. Sheridan made her West End debut as Tallulah in the National Youth Music Theatre production of Bugsy Malone. Since then she has appeared in Into the Woods at the Donmar Warehouse, Ancient Lights for Hampstead Theatre, The People are Friendly for the Royal Court and Tinderbox at The Bush Theatre. Sheridan made her Shakespearian debut at Regents Park Open Air Theatre in 2006 playing Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew. She also played the lead role of Audrey in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s production of Little Shop of Horrors which later transferred to the West End. As well as recording many radio plays, Sheridan played Lucie Miller, the Doctor’s Assistant, in the radio version of Dr Who.

As an original member of the chart-topping band Blue, Duncan James achieved 40 number one singles worldwide. In 2007 he was a finalist in ITV’s Dancing on Ice and later that year he joined the West End cast of Chicago to play Billy Flynn. He is a regular presenter on radio and TV including his own show on Capital FM, Party in the Park, Soapstar Superstar (ITV2), T4 Movie Special: Spiderman II, Record of the Year and GMTV’s Entertainment Today. He has most
recently appeared as himself in Channel 4’s Comedy Showcase: Plus One and made a special appearance in The Bill in January playing the role of Dan Colman. He has also recently been announced as the new host of Sky1’s Summer School Musical.

Alex Gaumond is currently appearing as Galileo in the No. 1 UK Tour of We Will Rock You. His many other musical theatre credits include Desperately Seeking Susan at the Novello Theatre, the No.1 UK Tour of the Donmar Warehouse production of Guys and Dolls, Sunday in the Park with George at Wyndham’s Theatre, The Full Monty at the Prince of Wales Theatre and UK tour, Kiss Me Kate for the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Miss Saigon on tour world wide, Something About You at Jermyn Street Theatre. His many recordings include Scrooge and the Sondheim Tonight Gala Concert.

Jerry Mitchell, who directed and choreographed the Broadway production of Legally Blonde The Musical, began his career as associate choreographer to Michael Bennett on Scandal and Jerome Robbins on Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. Since that time his many Broadway choreography credits include the revivals of The Rocky Horror Show and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown as well as Gypsy and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Mitchell conceives, directs and
choreographs Broadway Bares, a comedy burlesque performed annually for the charity Broadway Cares. As well as numerous nominations, he won the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his work on La Cage aux Folles and worked with Ann Miller on the critically acclaimed Follies.

Jerry Mitchell’s choreography can currently be seen in London in Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre. His film credits include In and Out, Drop Dead Gorgeous and Scent of a Woman.

Christmas Schedule
Monday 21 December 7.30pm
Tuesday 22 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Wednesday 23 December 7.30pm
Thursday 24 December 2.30pm
Friday 25 December no performance
Saturday 26 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 27 December no performance
Monday 28 December 7.30pm
Tuesday 29 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Wednesday 30 December 7.30pm
Thursday 31 December 2.30pm
Friday 1 January 7.30pm
Saturday 2 January 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 3 December no performance

Listings Information Legally Blonde The Musical

Address: Savoy Theatre, Strand, London WC2R 0ET
Dates: previews from 5 December 2009
Press night 12 January 2010
Currently booking until 23 May 2010
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm
NB there will be no matinees on 8 and 15 December

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Carousel at Savoy Theatre!

A truly great classic musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CAROUSEL broke the mould with its gritty, courageous and emotional look at relationships. The story of the love affair between Billy Bigelow, a smooth-talking carousel barker, and Julie Jordan, a naive young mill worker, is set to one of the most ravishing and celebrated scores of all time, including The Carousel Waltz, If I Loved You, June is Bustin’ Out All Over  and You’ll Never Walk Alone. CAROUSEL has captivated audiences across the world since its original Broadway opening in 1945 and was lauded ‘Best Musical of the 20th Century’ by Time Magazine in 1999.

In this new production, Lesley Garrett, CBE, Britain’s most popular soprano, who recently lifted the roof as the Mother Abbess in The Sound Of Music, plays the pivotal role of ‘Nettie’. Lesley is joined by Jeremiah James as ‘Billy Bigelow’. Best-known as a member of the internationally renowned recording group, Theatro, Jeremiah earned critical acclaim in the US as Curly in Trevor Nunn’s Oklahoma! and has appeared in Crazy For You, The Full Monty and White Christmas. ‘Julie Jordan’ is Alexandra Silber, who co-starred in Fiddler on the Roof at The Savoy Theatre.

With direction by Lindsay Posner and choreography by Adam Cooper, this production promises to be truly wonderful.

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Never Forget cancelled its transfer from Savoy to Lyric

Never Forget the musical based has cancelled its planned transfer from Savoy to the Lyric theatre and will now end its London run when it closes at the Savoy on 15 November.

Bursting with life, laughs and great songs, this brand new musical , with an original story written by BAFTA nominated Danny Brocklehurst (BAFTA winning Shameless and Clocking Off), Guy Jones and Ed Curtis, boasts a sensational soundtrackod classic Take That hits combined with a hilarious and heart warming story.

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Never Forget Transfer from the Savoy Theatre to Lyrics

Never Forget Transfer from the Savoy Theatre to Lyrics Theatre. The season will run from Thursday 20th November 2008 to Saturday 25th April 2009 and is now available for bookings.

Never Forget is the story of Ash Sherwood, an aspiring singer-songwriter struggling to make it on the Manchester music scene. Along with Jake Turner – his best friend and brother of Ash’s fiancée, Chloe Turner –Ash auditions for a Take That tribute band, desperate to try anything that might elicit his big break.

At the auditions Ash and Jake meet band manager Ron Freeman. Ron, a budding pop Svengali, is searching for a group of willing and amenable lads so desperate for success he can mould them into his very own version of the ultimate boy band: Take That. Never one to dream small when big will do, Ron not only wants to enter the band into a big competition, he also wants his band to be capable of transcending their humble beginnings and “to change the face of pop”. However, instead of the fame hungry puppets he wanted, our Svengali soon realises that he has instead recruited five creative and original characters – each committed to the group for their own reasons.

There’s Ash, who after years of wasting his talent in dingy bars and clubs is chasing the prize money that might help save his mum’s struggling pub and pay for his wedding to Chloe; Jake ‘The Face’ Turner, a sharp witted, wannabe ladies man hoping the band will get him out of his dead end job; Adrian Banks, an introverted bank manager, hopelessly attempting to win over his adulterous wife; Dirty Harry, a dim yet endearing stripper looking to recover his self respect; and Jose Reize, a wide-eyed and optimistic Spaniard, who has travelled to England to make something of himself – away from the clutches of his overbearing mother.

Having been brought together by Ron with promises of world domination the boys quickly form a genuine bond, practicing long and hard for the competition they hope will launch them towards stardom. However, the arrival of ambitious record executive Annie Borrowman throws those bonds into doubt and tests the loyalty and friendship of all those involved.

Never Forget is a story of dreams, ambition and betrayal: because sometimes you can only really discover who you are by pretending to be someone else…

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