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Claire Sweeney to Play Paulette in LEGALLY BLONDE Tour

Starring Faye Brookes as ‘Elle', Iwan Lewis as ‘Emmett', Claire Sweeney as ‘Paulette', Neil Toon as ‘Warner' and Dave Willetts as ‘Professor Callahan' for the first ever UK tour of the West End and Broadway sensation Legally Blonde The Musical.

Award-winning Legally Blonde The Musical won Best New Musical in the Awards 2011 and was nominated for five Olivier Awards, going on to win Best New Musical, Best New Actress for Sheridan Smith and Best Supporting Role in a Musical for co-star Jill Halfpenny.

Based on the hit movie starring Reese Witherspoon, this critically acclaimed new musical is created by a top-of-their-class creative team, led by Tony Award-winning director and Olivier Award-nominated choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray).

College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods 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 accompanied by her loveable Chihuahua, Bruiser.

The cast is led by Faye Brookes (Grease in the West End), Iwan Lewis (Fame in the West End, Passion at The Donmar Warehouse), Claire Sweeney* (Chicago and Guys & Dolls in the West End, UK tour of Tell Me On a Sunday, BBC's Candy Cabs and Channel 4's Brookside), Neil Toon (Channel 4's Hollyoaks, Les Misérables in the West End) and Dave Willetts (Les Misérables, Phantom of The Opera, Sunset Boulevard all in the West End).

Cast also includes Gemma Baird, Lori Barker, Niamh Bracken, Andrew Gordon-Watkins, Lewis Griffiths, Hannah Grover, Charlotte Harwood, Katie-Marie Hicks, Sophie Isaacs, Nia Jermin, Graham Lappin, Sinead Long, Rhona McGregor, Chris Milford, Zak Nemorin, Andy Rees, Jon Reynolds, Micha Richardson, Amy Ross, Michael Steedon, Barnaby Thompson, Michael Vinsen and Hannah Woolley.
*Claire Sweeney will play the role of ‘Paulette' from 19th September - 3rd December 2011. She will take over from Liz McClarnon who plays ‘Paulette' until 17th September 2011.

Legally Blonde on tour is produced by Howard Panter for Ambassador Theatre Group, Bill Kenwright, Tulchin/Bartner Productions, Jamie Hendry Productions in association with MGM On Stage, Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber and with associate producers Rupert Gavin for Incidental Colman and Amy Anzel.

Performance Details:

Liverpool Empire Theatre
8 - 16 July 2011

Bristol Hippodrome
19 July - 6 August 2011

Grand Opera House, York
9 - 20 August 2011

Theatre Royal, Glasgow
23 August - 3 September 2011

Edinburgh Playhouse
6 - 17 September 2011

Regent Theatre, Stoke
20 September - 1 October 2011

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
4 - 15 October 2011

Opera House, Manchester
18 - 29 October 2011

Princess Theatre, Torquay
8 - 19 November 2011

Theatre Royal, Nottingham
22 Nov - 3 Dec 2011

Sunderland Empire
6 - 31 December 2011

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