It has been confirmed that the hit Broadway and West End musical will be embarking on a brand new UK tour from September.
The new touring production will be directed by Anthony Williams and is set to star Eastenders actress Rita Simons, Lucie Jones (representing the UK in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest) and Emmerdale’s Bill Ward.
Based on the hit film, Legally Blonde the Musical is a feel-good show which follows Elle Woods, College sweetheart and homecoming queen who is dumped by her boyfriend as he heads to law school. Deciding not to take this lying down, Elle decides to follow him to Harvard Law school – learning just who she is along the way.
The musical originally earned seven Tony nominations and 10 Drama Desk Award nominations during its Broadway run, while in the UK the show was nominated for 5 Laurence Olivier Awards winning 3 including Best New Musical, and was nominated for 8 Whatsonstage Awards winning 4 including Best Musical.
Legally Blonde features music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach.
The UK tour will open at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley (18 – 23 Sept) then tour the UK and Ireland until June 2018, visiting High Wycombe Swan, Bristol Hippodrome, Woking New Victoria, Northampton Derngate, Rhyl Pavilion, Sheffield Lyceum, Wolverhampton Grand Southampton Mayflower, Cardiff New Theatre Edinburgh Festival Theatre. In 2018 the tour will then visit Belfast Grand Opera House, Dublin Bord Gais, Stoke Regent Theatre, Canterbury Marlowe Theatre, Norwich Theatre Royal, Leeds Grand Theatre, Blackpool Grand Theatre, Sunderland Empire, Glasgow Kings Theatre, Aberdeen His Majesty’s, Inverness Eden Court, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Birmingham Alexandra Theatre, Salford Lowry, Liverpool Empire, Brighton Theatre Royal, Wimbledon New Theatre.
To book tickets for some of the dates on the UK tour visit ATG Tickets.