Last Friday night, I got taken to see Legally Blonde The Musical courtesy of my lovely friend as my birthday present.
Now, I’d heard good things about it, so was very excited – always a risk, as then it’s so easy to be disappointed! So – was I disappointed?
It was fantastic. It was pink, glittery froth! It was upbeat, it was funny, it was FUN! It was entertaining, true to the original film and lyrically clever. It was a perfect remedy to a rather hectic week of work.
We had missed Sheridan Smith’s run, but Susan McFadden was absolutely fantastic. We were meant to have Denise Van Outen as Paulette, but didn’t; we were also meant to be treated to Peter Davidson, and didn’t. but it really didn’t matter – everything is so great that you really don’t need the big names! Kyle’s comedy timing was especially noteable.
The songs were fun and bouncy – I kept grimacing, waiting for the inevitable ballad, but all the way through the first half, every time it felt lke a ballad was about to come, they changed to another fun song. So, when it eventually hit halfway through the (short) second half, I didn’t really mind.
“Gay or European” was obviously my favourite – so I’ll finish off with this as a treat for you! Go and see it – it’ll brighten your day/week/month!