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OMIGOD you guys, my verdict is 'brilliant'




REVIEW: Legally Blonde, Suffolk Young People’s Theatre, Theatre Royal, August 8

An appropriately pink production of Legally Blonde exploded on to the Theatre Royal stage as a hugely talented 29-strong cast of 14-21 year-olds owned the high-energy musical on Thursday.

Telling the story of Elle Woods, who turns the blonde bimbo notion on its head while studying at Harvard Law, every on-stage youngster shone whether in the ensemble or a principal role.

Photographer Andy Abbott, at Abbott Photographer, captures the on-stage action of Legally Blonde, by Suffolk Young People's Theatre (15113882)
Photographer Andy Abbott, at Abbott Photographer, captures the on-stage action of Legally Blonde, by Suffolk Young People's Theatre (15113882)

Faye Smith sparkled as the perky Elle, while Ollie Smith made my skin crawl as Professor Callahan.

Alex Matthews was a delightful Emmett, growing in confidence alongside his friendship with Elle, while Dan McKeown’s performance of Walter Hungtington III was suitably smarmy.

But it was Emily Scott, as the Irish man-seeking beautician Paulette, who delivered the best lines and numbers of the show.

Add in strong vocals and confident performances and it becomes hard to believe it was accomplished in just 10 days of rehearsals.

Very impressive indeed.



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