REVIEW: Legally Blonde The Musical, Theatre Royal Norwich
Legally Blonde,Theatre Royal
Well, who knew that a trip to the theatre, to see a rather girly musical, would be quite so topical?
The story of home-coming queen Elle Woods (based on the 2001 movie rom-com with Reese Witherspoon) may seem like a frothy one but, amidst all that pink and cute chihuahuas, is the tale of girl power. Elle may seem like a stereotypical blonde but she proves both her intellectual and moral strength as she heads to law school and succeeds– big time!
We follow her fight to be taken seriously and cheer as she sees off the flashy university
professor who makes a move on her – and finds love with the college good guy.
But don’t imagine this is a heavy piece. Rather it is great fun, with plenty of catchy songs, energetic dancing and lashings of slapstick comedy, too.
Lucie Jones is terrific as the not-so- ditzy Elle and former EastEnder Rita Simons proves she has a powerhouse of a voice as the beauty shop owner Paulette. And I very much liked Laura Harrison as the hard-faced fellow student, Vivienne, who comes good in the end.
The endless pink dresses are wonderful, there’s plenty of glitter and do look out for the two four-legged stars who very nearly steal the show!
The show continues until Saturday. Visit www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk