Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Tues 14-Sat 25 Aug
In true Hollywood make-believe style, Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to audiences across the country after three very pink and triumphant years on the West End.
UCLA fashion merchandising student Elle Woods is far more interested in her beau and ditsy lifestyle than any Harvard law textbook, until of course Warner (the beau) dumps her for a more ‘serious’ lifestyle and girlfriend – played by Gareth Gates. Elle, who can handle anything, follows him there to win him back, however, she gets more than she expects. Armed with her fashion knowledge she lands a murder case and cracks it. With the help of new friends Paulette and Emmett, she learns that it is far better to be smart – especially as it lands her the man, if not the one she started out for. This musical is all about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got.
An all singing, all dancing romantic comedy, Legally Blonde earned seven Tony Award nominations (in its first year) and won the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Musical. Accompanied by a Greek chorus no less, it is set to entertain. Of the 18 songs, Elle – played by Faye Brookes – sings 16 of them, helped along by 19 costume changes for the discerning fashion diva. It could very well close the case, as the most fabulous in town. Tickets: £17-£42.50. Info: 029 2063 6464 / www.wmc.org.uk (RW)