Review: Legally Blonde The Musical at Aylesbury Theatre
PUBLISHED: 15:50 01 February 2012 | UPDATED: 20:59 20 February 2013
Reviewers Holly Neale and Laureen Taheny enjoy a fun-filled night watching Legally Blonde The Musical at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.
Legally Blonde The Musical, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
January 31 to February 4, 2012
By Holly Neale & Laureen Taheny
Legally Blonde is the riveting story of love sick Elle Woods (Faye Brooks) who after a tragic break up follows her ex-boyfriend Warner (Ray Quinn) to Harvard to win him back (and to study Law...).
Through the help of her friends and Bruiser, her canine companion, Elle not only finds herself but also the love of a worthy man, Emmett (Iwan Lewis).
The show also features a host of other West End favourites including Claire Sweeney as Paulette and Les Dennis taking on the role of Professor Callahan.
From the moment the curtain opens, you are roped into an exciting and fun-filled evening with a soundtrack that will be on repeat in your head throughout the next day. The catchy songs are clever and witty, accompanied by a brilliant orchestra.
The songs are sung with power, passion and conviction making the audience engage and relate to the lyrics.
Possibly a crowd favourite was a dramatic drum beat that was introduced alongside Kyle the Delivery Man and also Paulettes lover. Kyles cheeky walk, contagious smile and hilarious mannerisms coincided perfectly with the composition, and had the audience in fits.
Although the set was very minimalistic, the production team used clever scene transitions - such as multi-conventional doors - lighting effects and a high standard of acting, singing and dancing to wow the crowd.
Elle was always distinguished by the signature colour of pink, which was emphasised in the outfits, her bedroom and the colour of the lights whilst she was on stage.
The addition of the Greek Chorus, who present themselves as a group of ladies, are a great attribute towards the entertainment factor. Even in sorrowful scenes the Greek Chorus provide an uplifting and light-hearted side to the show whilst keeping the audience engrossed and amused.
If an evening full of laughter and high spirits is what youre after, then this fabulous production will be right up your street. From the singing, to the dancing, to the well trained pups this high end musical is a real crowd pleaser and a fantastic way to spend your evening.
- The show runs until February 4. For tickets call the box office on 0844 8717607 or book online at www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Bucks HP20 1UG