*This post is in association with Norwich Theatre Royal
This week myself and Jamie went along to the opening night performance of Legally Blonde. Both of us have seen the film but Jamie saw the show previously (all the way back in 2012) during our university years.
Once the show came to an end, Jamie admitted that this performance was by far so much better than in 2012. Whilst it was primarily the same show, there were some slight differences and it was performed better too.
Legally Blonde follows Elle Woods who gets her heartbroken when her boyfriend dumps her for his career in law. Determined to win Warner back, she swaps shopping for clothes with books and gets herself into Harvard Law School. Elle soon learns that she is so much smarter than she gives herself credit for and realises that there is much more to her than she previously knew.
Lucie Jones played outstandingly as Elle Woods, her comedic timing was absolutely perfect! Joined on stage with Lucie was Rita Simmons (better known as Roxy Mitchel in Eastenders) as Paulette Bonafonte. The scenes with Paulette and Kyle the DPD Delivery Guy were hilarious and one of the MANY highlights of the show.
Last but not least, Bill Ward also joined the star-studded cast as Professor Callahan who turned out to be a nasty piece of work rather than the nice Professor he appeared to be.
We have both been looking forward to seeing Legally Blonde since last year and it didn’t disappoint! From start to finish, the entire show was amazing. Everyone has heard of the film, most have seen it but let me tell you… the show is even better! If you liked the film, you will love the musical.
On the way home, Jamie further admitted that he would happily see it every single night this week and we downloaded the soundtrack to listen to on our journey too.
This star-studded romantic comedy is running in Norwich until Saturday 31st March, but you better be quick as tickets won’t be available for long.
*Disclaimer: I received tickets to the show in return of an honest review.