Legally Blonde The Musical, book by Heather Hauch with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, is presented by BODS this week at the Theatre Royal.
It is based on the film, which sees the journey of Elle Woods who for the sake of love gets into Law School, only to find that there are far more important things in the world.
It is a fun show which is entertaining – on this occasion BODS are directed by Steve Blackmore, choreographed by Annette Wilsher alongside an excellent orchestra under the direction of Peter Blackwood.
Serena Dunlop (Elle Woods) is picture-perfect and a strong central lead.
She is ably matched by Pip Knowles (Emmett Forrest) and Grant McCotter (Warner Huntingdon III).
These pivotal characters are well supported by the girls “Greek chorus” and in particular Alana Turnball (Paulette Bonafonte).
Other cameo performances that come to the fore in this production are Ashley Viner (Nikos) and Ed Corbishley (Carlos) whose courtroom duet is great fun.
The energy is broken by scene changes that are overly laborious and visually the costumes lack an overall cohesion.
However, the vocals are good and the company rise to the occasion with energy and commitment.
The show runs until Saturday. Tickets are available online and on the door.
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Reviewer: Petra Schofield
Legally Blonde The Musical, with music & lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, and the book by Heather Hach, is showing at the Theatre Royal in Bath until Saturday 14th March 2020.
For more information and tickets, visit the Theatre Royal website.