OH…MY…GOD!!! A-MAZING NEWS YOU GUYS!!!!
Liz is going even more blonde on us now she’s signed up to the cast of Legally Blonde The Musical!
Liz has been cast on this touring production of the award winning musical as loveable beautician Paulette, and will begin her role in her hometown at Liverpool Empire on 8th July.
– Press release –
OMIGOD, YOU GUYS!
BEST NEW MUSICAL AWARD 2011, LaurenceOlivier Awards
FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE FIRST EVER UK TOUR OF LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
★★★★★ Time Out
‘RIDICULOUSLY ENJOYABLE FROM START TO FINISH. PERFECTION’ THE INDEPENDENT
Starring Faye Brookes as ‘Elle’, Iwan Lewis as ‘Emmett’, Liz McClarnon* as ‘Paulette’, Neil Toon as ‘Warner’ and Dave Willetts as ‘Professor Callaghan’ 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 Musicalin the Whatsonstage.com 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), Liz McClarnon* (former member of girl band Atomic Kitten, The War of the Worlds arena production), 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.
*Liz McClarnon will play the role of ‘Paulette’ until 17th September 2011
This all singing, all dancing, feel-good musical comedy will be the highlight of your year and the most fashionable ticket in town. The verdict? This much fun shouldn’t be legal!
Howard Panter, joint Chief Executive of Ambassador Theatre Group said:
“Ambassador Theatre Group’s co-production of Legally Blonde The Musical is enjoying great success on the West End and it has now been decided to take it out on its first ever UK tour so regional audiences who can’t make it to London can experience this fantastic show. I am sure people will take Elle Woods to their hearts and have a fabulous night out.”
‘ GREAT SONGS, WITTY LINES. SMART, SASSY, SPECTACULAR’
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
‘ LEGALLY BLONDE SIMPLY BLOWS OTHER MUSICALS OUT OF THE WATER. SENSATIONAL’
‘ HYSTERICALLY FUNNY’
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Liverpool Empire Theatre
8 – 16 July 2011
19July – 6 August 2011
Grand Opera House, York
9 – 20 August 2011
Theatre Royal, Glasgow
23 August – 3 September 2011
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
6 – 31 December 2011