UK Tour

After a fantastic reception in London’s West End, Sonia Friedman and the Ambassador’s Theatre Group took the show on its first UK tour. The production used the same creative team, with a slightly altered set and smaller cast. The tour opened at the Liverpool Empire Theatre on July 8 2011. The original cast included Faye Brooks as Elle, Dave Willetts as Professor Callahan, and the role of Paulette was split between two Liverpool celebrities, Liz McClarnon (Atomic Kitten) and Claire Sweeney (Brookside).

Tour Venues

  • Liverpool Empire Theatre (July 8th 2011)
  • Grand Opera House York (12th – 20th August 2011)
  • Glasgow Theatre Royal (23rd August 2011)
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (6 – 17th September 2011)
  • Manchester Palace Theatre (18-29th October 2011)
  • The Royal Centre Nottingham (22nd November – 3rd December)
  • Sunderland Empire Theatre (7th December)
  • Bristol Hippodrome
  • Southend (17th January 2012)
  • Aylesbury Waterside (31 Jan – 11 Feb 2012)
  • Brighton Theatre Royal (13 – 24 March 2012)
  • De Monftford Hall (27th March – 7th April 2012)
  • The Grand Opera House, Belfast (24th April 2012)
  • Woking New Victoria (7 – 19 May 2012)
  • The Mayflower Southampton (19th – 30th June 2012)
  • Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre (28th August – 1st September 2012)
  • York Grand Opera House (4th – 8th September 2012)
  • Manchester Opera House (11th – 22nd September 2012)
  • New Wimbledon Theatre (25th September – 6th October 2012)

Tour Cast

Elle Woods: Faye Brookes, Amy Lennox

Warner: Ray Quinn, Gareth Gates

Emmett: Stephen Ashfield, Iwan Lewis

Callahan: Dave Willets, Matthew Kelly, Les Dennis, Andy Mace

Paulette: Liz McClarnon, Nikki Evans, Claire Sweeney, Jennifer Ellison

Tour Reviews

TV favourite Ray Quinn is perhaps best known for his role in Brookside and for winning ITV’s 2009 series of Dancing on Ice. However, he also has numerous theatre credits to his name and in taking on the role of Warner Huntington the Third, Elle’s ex-boyfriend, he has successfully made the transition from “cheeky chappy” to bona fide heartthrob. His soulful voice and suave stage presence make him the perfect love interest. Legally Blonde is, beyond reasonable doubt, one of the best musicals of the year – simply incredib-elle! STV Aberdeen City 

The show itself is relentless and ridiculous in the absolute best sense. While seemingly frivolous, Legally Blonde does have an underlying message of overcoming odds through hard work and tenacity and staying true to yourself, which is hardly a bad ideal to be instilling in the flocks of young girls and women who will make up the majority of the audience. Which they shouldn’t, because this show is immediately accessible for all sexes and ages. And there is a fantastically entertaining Irish sub-plot that will have you on your feet and cheering for more.

From the moment the curtain opens, you are roped into an exciting and fun-filled evening with a soundtrack that will be on repeat in your head throughout the next day. The catchy songs are clever and witty, accompanied by a brilliant orchestra.The songs are sung with power, passion and conviction making the audience engage and relate to the lyrics. Berkshire Life

Tour Videos

Trailer for the UK Tour

Trailer for the UK Tour

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