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Theatre Review: Legally Blonde, King's Theatre - Glasgow ✭✭✭✭✭

Omigod, omigod you guys Legally Blonde is in Glasgow again! Bursting with more energy and pep than a highly caffeinated cheerleader, Legally Blonde is the pinkest show in town and a delightful treat.

From its ridiculously catchy opening number to a new high energy megamix finale, the cast and show will leave you tapping your feet and grinning from ear to ear. The show brings the fun factor by the bucket and while the plot stays true to the plot of the original film, the musical numbers breathe fresh life to it.

Lucie Jones shines in the title role bring comic nuance and true heart to the character of Elle. Elle is a character that it would be easy to lose the serious side of in the blonde, pink and poppy numbers but Jones excels here especially in Act Two where Elle’s transformation really comes to the fore. Her vocal dexterity is impressive, and she easily brought the house down with Act I's belting closer, So Much Better.

As dippy hair salon owner Paulette, Rita Simons is outstanding. She brings wonderful comic timing and emotion to Paulette plus her fancy footwork with Ben Harlow’s Kyle B O’Boyle also deserves an honourable mention. Paulette is a pivotal character with Jones and Simons working hard to bring Elle and Paulette’s important friendship to life.

David Barratt nails Emmett Forrest’s sincerity and sweet nature with Liam Doyle portraying the perfect foil as Warner Huntington III. The show is a real team effort with particular mention to the entire ensemble for the Act II opener: Whipped Into Shape. Getting that right night after night is incredible and the addition of LED ropes only adds to the impact.

Intertwined with the fun factor, and cute pups played by Bruisey and De Niro, the show does have serious messages, and these are skilfully handled without seeming trite or shoe-horned in as an afterthought.

It’s snaps for Legally Blonde! Treat yourself to some happiness this week.

Legally Blonde is at the King's Theatre Glasgow until Saturday 28th April. For ticket's and information visit the King's Theatre website.

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