Legally Blonde - The Musical - Savoy Theatre

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Legally Blonde - The Musical - Savoy Theatre

So, this is it, London's Hottest New Arrival!

This is THE thread to be at for ALL things Legally Blonde, Sheridan Smith, Savoy Theatre and in general, all things PINK!

REMEMBER, this is the FIRST West End Show to run a lottery ticket system, so get to the theatre 2 hours before curtain and try and grab yourself one hell of a bargain!

Check back here on Thursday for all the reviews hot off the press!!

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Legally Blonde - The Musical - Savoy Theatre


Updated On: 1/10/10 at 03:40 AM
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Two courtroom musicals in two days (I saw Parade last night and seeing this tonight) - wonder which will be more depressing...

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Saw the dress run last night, and after watching the awfulness that was Children in Need i was very worried....

No need to be! It was great! Some new lyrics here and there (dont ask me to remember- im awful at that! haha), the ensemble are outstanding, Sheridan is a STAR, Jillyhalf Penny and Duncan were pretty awful!!! Give this a couple of weeks to settle in and it'll be amazing! SOOOOOOOO pleased it was OK, fingers crossed it goes aswell from this evening onwards!

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you cant really judge it by previews anyway.... wait til opening night. i have a feeling its going to be just fine!
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Chrissydee do you remeber if any set has changed
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RE: Set... its (obviously) slightly condensed, but the house/stairs/hydrolic floor lift is all there- just a bit smaller! It looks great!
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I'm toying with the idea of tomorrows matinee?!?!?
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do it!!! x
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Good to know, its a shame about Jill as i love that charachter grrrrrrrr
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good luck to all the cast tonight!

people should give duncan a chance.... he's had major flu this week and isn't fully recovered, he nearly had to pull out of the final weeks tech he was that ill.

im sure he'll be fine when he's back on full health. if not... i'll eat my words!
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do you want a spoon or a fork?
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spoon? fork? surely if your sitting through a show that involves duncan james you'd want a knife?
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Me OW!!!!!

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i just said exactly what was on your mind Mama re: Legally Blonde - The Musical - Savoy Theatre
i mean given Duncan James a silent movie any day...
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I have a way of keeping him silent!!!


Any second now this thread is gonna explode with all the kids returning from the first night of Legally Blonde!
Time to log off me thinks
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if i have the same way...i feel it would keep the man double-y silent... :P

you're curious about how it went! just sit back and enjoy! lol
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*unoriginal way to start a Legally Blonde-related post alert*

OMIGOD YOU GUYS

I loved it. Just superbly entertaining from start to finish (well, apart from Blood in the Water).

Ireland hasn't been cut but has been re-written, to good effect. Jill is only okay though.

Duncan James did well and Sheridan was really rather fantastic.
Updated On: 12/5/09 at 06:29 PM
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Thats one gold star!
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Hello Mama. I am an admirer of your knowledge and expertise when it comes to all this so I won't challenge you but this is a HIT*

(*may not actually be a hit)
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^^YAYY THATS ME!!!!

Ok, LOVED IT! But I love the show anyway.

As far as the CAST goes:
Sheridan was very good as Elle but I think she still has a way to go. Her acting was outstanding and her facial expressions great but her singing could be abit stronger in places.

Alex Gaumond is excellent! Probably my favourite of the principals. He suits the part so well. I think that after afew weeks of previews he will improve even more!

Duncan James was passable. Quite weak but atleast he looks the part

Caroline Keiff as Vivienne was good but couldn't hear her very clearly in LB remix. Think this is more down to the sound levels to be honest which still need ALOT of work as a whole.

Loved Aoifi as Brooke! Jill was ok as Paulette and Peter Davidson made the most of an underused role.

Chris Ellis-Stanton brought the house down when he came in as UPS guy. His line delivery was excellent! One of the best performances of the night!

Ensemble: VERY GOOD and good chemistry between everyone already, but needs tightening which im sure will happen!


SET:
SMALL!!! Especially compared to broadway. They only use the bottom windows for OMG, no upper level to the house and no firemans pole/costume change re: Legally Blonde - The Musical - Savoy Theatre. Atleast there are stairs

Most other sets the same or similar to broadway. Elle's bedroom is smaller though.


CHANGES: (SPOILER)
Change of words in OMG to replace the lack of firemans pole (same ones they used on Children in Need)
Added line about Simon Cowell living next door.
First two verses of Ireland changed lyrics and lots of different lyrics in the other parts too. Not sure if I liked them all.
Legally Blonde now takes place in the courtroom
Stage isnt wide enough for all the people in the kickline so 4 people leave the stage earlier than on b'way.
Jet blue line changed to AA, with lyric change rhyming "way" and "AA"


ERRORS:
Stairs broke just before serious and like 10 stagehands ran on to push them back.
Sound levels need alot of work!
Some jump rope gone wrong (although this even happened when i saw it a year into the run on b'way)

Other Notes:
MASSIVE entrance applause for Sheridan, Duncan and Jill.

THERE RIGHT THERE and Legally Blonde Remix got the best audience response.

COMPLETE STANDING OVATION!

Going again next week hopefully!
LOVED IT!

OOO and Programmes are of the Wicked/Hairspray variety. £6.50. They are quite nice. Other merchandise is hoodies, t-shirts, dog in bag, badges, bracelet, flashy cup with drink.


Updated On: 12/5/09 at 06:37 PM
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Wow wow wow! Sherridan was just incredible (and she didnt look to old) duncan was ****, over acted and sang half his notes flat! The rest of the cast were all fab!
The set is almost the broadway design, just abit smaller!
Few lyric chqnges, main one being the COMPLETE re write of ireland, but i actuqlly prefer all the changes!
Few music and radio ques need sorting, but besides that.... Incredoble and the most fun i have had in a tbeatre in a LONG time!
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oooh thats 3 gold stars!

Maybe I will be at that matinee 2mrw at 3!
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save me a seat Mama...i'll bring the booze re: Legally Blonde - The Musical - Savoy Theatre
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See, thats what im gonna miss- the firemans pole!
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i say why have a firemans pole without a fireman!?
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