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The Vertical Hour at the Park Theatre

September 5, 2014 

David Hare’s gripping drama The Vertical Hour is revived at the Park Theatre starring Peter Davison.

A revival of award-winning playwright David Hare’s tense drama The Vertical Hour is staged at the Park Theatre this autumn, in a play that pits personal philosophies against global politics.

Following a triumphant Broadway run in 2006 directed by Sam Mendes, and UK premiere at the Royal Court in 2008, BAFTA Award Winner Nigel Douglas (This Life, Clocking Off) directs this rare revival.

Olivier and BAFTA Award winner David Hare’s best known plays include Plenty, Skylight, Racing Demon, Via Dolorosa and Stuff Happens.

23 September – 26 October 2014

THE STORY

Nadia Blye knows exactly what her stance is on Iraq. A former war reporter and Professor of International Relations at Yale, she has advised the President and seen action in Sarajevo and Baghdad. She is sure of her place in the world and her opinion of it. Until, that is, she meets an equally opinionated and lethally charming man – her boyfriend’s father – over a weekend in Shropshire. His intervention has far-reaching consequences for them all.

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Cast includes Peter Davison as Oliver and Thusitha Jayasundera as Nadia

Photos: What The Butler Saw – First Night photos

May 17, 2012 

First Night photos from What The Butler Saw at the Vaudeville Theatre in London.

Celebrities were out in force last night for the opening of Joe Orton’s classic comedy What The Butler Saw. Stars of the show including Omid Djalili, Tim McInnerny, Samantha Bond and Georgia Moffett were joined by actors and entertainers including Jim Broadbent, Jenny Eclair, Peter Davison, Lesley Garrett, Reece Shearsmith and Neil Pearson.

Joe Orton’s legendary 1967 comedy is an insanely funny, full-throttle tour de farce directed by Sean Foley.

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Legally Blonde to close at Savoy Theatre

January 25, 2012 

Olivier Award-winning musical Legally Blonde, which has played at the Savoy Theatre in London since December 2009, is to close.

Carley Stenson as Elle in Legally Blonde

Carley Stenson as Elle in Legally Blonde

The show will have its final West End performance on Saturday 7 April 2012. A UK tour is currently in progress and an Australian production of the show may open later this year.

The final cast of the show, all currently starring in the musical, will be Carley Stenson as Elle, Stephen Ashfield as Emmett, Ben Freeman as Warner and Peter Davison as Professor Callahan.

Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, the show is based on the hit movie Legally Blonde.

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2011 Laurence Olivier Award “Best New Musical” Legally Blonde The Musical – New Cast From 10 October 2011

August 26, 2011 

From 10 October 2011, Carley Stenson (Elle Woods), Stephen Ashfield (Emmett), Ben Freeman (Warner), Natalie Casey (Paulette) and Peter Davison (Professor Callahan) will lead the cast of the Olivier Award winning show Legally Blonde The Musical, which is currently booking until 27 October 2012 at the Savoy Theatre.

College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn’t take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend Warner dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law! Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

Legally Blonde The Musical opened at the Savoy Theatre in December 2009 and has been playing to packed audiences ever since. At the 2011 Laurence Olivier Awards Legally Blonde The Musical won the award for Best New Musical.

Carley Stenson made her West End debut in Legally Blonde The Musical in the role of Margot. She is best known on television as Steph Cunningham in C4’s Hollyoaks, a role she played for over ten years. She won ITV’s Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes when she performed as Faith Hill. Her regional theatre credits include Sandy in Grease, Dulcie in The Boyfriend and Nancy in Oliver.

Stephen Ashfield’s theatre credits include Bob Gaudio in the original London cast of Jersey Boys, Boy George in Taboo in the West End and on tour in the UK, Nick in Fame at the Aldwych Theatre, the Beast in Beauty and the Beast for Theatre Clwyd, Adam in Imagine This at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth and John in Tomorrow Morning at the New End Theatre. His screen credits include Tim Burton’s film of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd.

Ben Freeman’s theatre credits include Norman in Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Savoy Theatre and on tour in the UK, George in Same Time, Next Year at the Jersey Arts Centre, Friedrich in The Sound of Music on tour in the UK and the roles of the Prince and the Beast in Beauty and the Beast at the Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone. His television credits include Scott Windsor in Emmerdale as well as roles in Grange Hill and Smith and Jones.

Natalie Casey is best known on television for playing Donna in the BBC’s Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. On stage she has been seen in The Invisible Man at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Oklahoma for Chichester Festival Theatre, Well at the Apollo Theatre, Fame at the Shaftesbury Theatre and Hobson’s Choice at the Watermill Theatre. Her other television credits include Dave Shakespeare, Missing, Hollyoaks, Head Jam, Girls Night In and Chopratown. On film she played Shirley Temple in Chicago Joe and the Showgirl.

Peter Davison became a household name when he played the fifth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who between 1981 and 1984. His extensive television credits include Tristan Farnon in the long running BBC series All Creatures Great and Small and DC Davies in four series of ITV’s acclaimed The Last Detective. His other TV credits include At Home with the Braithwaites, A Quick Guide to Parenting, A Very Peculiar Practice, Ain’t Misbehaving and Fear Stress and Anger, for which he won the 2007 Best Actor Award at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. Most recently he has been seen in the ITV1 dramas Unforgiven and Midsomer Murders. On stage he played King Arthur in Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Palace Theatre as well as roles in Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre, An Absolute Turkey at the Globe Theatre and Arsenic and Old Lace for Chichester Festival Theatre. On film his credits include Parting Shots, Black Beauty and Molly.

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winning Jerry Mitchell, Legally Blonde The Musical has music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, book by Heather Hach, set design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller, sound design by ACME Sound Partners and orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke.

The cast of Legally Blonde The Musical as of 10 October 2011 will be Jon Tsouras (Padamadan, Nikos), Georgie Ashford (Gabby, Stenographer), Lucy Miller (Serena), Nathan Pinnell (Carlos), Natalie Casey (Paulette Buonufonté), Peter Davison (Professor Callahan) Tricia Adele Turner (Vivienne Kensington), Chris Ellis-Stanton (Grandmaster Chad, Dewey, Kyle), Danielle Steers (Judge, Saleswoman), Abiona Omonua (Pilar), Ellie Kirk (Margot), Gemma Sutton (Enid), Sorelle Marsh (Courtney, Mom, Whitney), Stephen Ashfield (Emmett Forrest), Nick Hayes (Pforzheimer), Chloë Brooks (Kate, Chutney), Carley Stenson (Elle Woods), Lincoln Stone (Dad, Winthrop, Reporter), Ben Freeman (Warner Huntington III), Robbie Towns (Aaron), Gregory Sims (Kiki), Tamara Wall (Brooke Wyndham), Ross Hunter (Lowell) and Tara Young (Cece/District Attorney) as well as Fabian Aloise, Henry Davis, Jane McMurtie, Ruthie Stephenson and Carolyn Maitland as swings.

Legally Blonde The Musical is produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Robert G. Bartner, Ambassador Theatre Group, Bud Martin, Adam Zotovich, Jamie Hendry Productions, Matthew Byam Shaw and Act Productions.

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Laurence Olivier Award Winning Legally Blonde The Musical Releases Over A Quarter Of A Million New Tickets For Sale

July 27, 2011 

Today, 27 July 2011, a further quarter of a million tickets are released for sale for the Laurence Olivier award-winning Legally Blonde The Musical, taking bookings to 27 October 2012. Since its opening at the Savoy Theatre in December 2009, almost 600,000 patrons have now seen Jerry Mitchell’s multi award-winning production.

College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn’t take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend Warner dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law! Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

Carley Stenson is currently playing college sweetheart Elle Woods. She is joined by Lee Mead who plays Emmett Forrest and Natalie Casey as ditzy beautician Paulette Buonufonté. Peter Davison continues in the role of Professor Callahan as well as Nicola Brazil as Serena and Siobhan Dillon as Vivienne.

The current cast comprises Stephane Anelli (Padamadan, Nikos), Emma Bateman (Gabby, Stenographer), Nicola Brazil (Serena), Thomas Camilleri (Carlos), Natalie Casey (Paulette), Peter Davison (Professor Callahan) Siobhan Dillon (Vivienne Kensington), Kimmy Edwards (Judge, Saleswoman), Chris Ellis-Stanton, (Grandmaster Chad, Dewey, Kyle), Ibinabo Jack (Pilar), Ellie Kirk (Margot), Suzie McAdam (Enid), Sorelle Marsh (Courtney, Mom, Whitney), Lee Mead (Emmett), Sean Mulligan (Pforzheimer), Dawn Sievewright (Kate, Chutney), Carley Stenson (Elle Woods), Lincoln Stone (Dad, Winthrop, Reporter), Simon Thomas (Warner), Robbie Towns (Aaron), Dominic Tribuzio (Kiki), Tamara Wall (Brooke, Shandi), Stephen Webb (Lowell) and Tara Young (Cece, District Attorney) as well as Jonathan Mawson, Jane McMurtrie, Lucy Miller, Ruthie Stephenson and Gregor Stewart as swings.

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winning Jerry Mitchell, Legally Blonde The Musical has music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, book by Heather Hach, set design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller, sound design by ACME Sound Partners and orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke.

Legally Blonde The Musical is produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Robert G. Bartner, Ambassador Theatre Group, Bud Martin, Adam Zotovich, Jamie Hendry Productions, Matthew Byam Shaw and Act Productions.

Release issued by: Premier PR

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Photos of Carley Stenson in Legally Blonde The Musical

July 12, 2011 

Carley Stenson joined the cast of hit musical Legally Blonde The Musical this week in the West End.

Carley Stenson as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde

Carley Stenson as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde

The TV and stage actress plays lead character Elle Woods in the Olivier Award winning show at the Savoy Theatre in London, joining Lee Mead, Natalie Casey, Peter Davison, Siobhan Dillon and Simon Thomas.

Carley made her West End stage debut as Margot in Legally Blonde The Musical. She is best known on television as Steph Cunningham in C4’s Hollyoaks, a role she has played for over ten years. She won ITV’s Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes when she performed as Faith Hill. On stage her regional theatre credits include Sandy in Grease, Dulcie in The Boyfriend and Nancy in Oliver.

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Photos of Lee Mead in Legally Blonde The Musical

June 20, 2011 

Lee Mead joined the cast of Legally Blonde The Musical tonight at the Savoy Theatre in London.

Earlier today Lee’s wife, TV presenter and actress Denise Van Outen, who also recently completed a stint in Legally Blonde, wished him well on Twitter: “Best of luck to my hubby for his first night in Legally Blonde. The Best musical in the West End . FACT!!”

Lee Mead plays Emmett Forrest in the show, a role originated in London by Alex Gaumond. He joins Susan McFadden as Elle Woods, Natalie Casey as Paulette, Carley Stenson as Margot, Nicola Brazil as Serena, Siobhan Dillon as Vivienne and Peter Davison as Professor Callahan.

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Carley Stenson To Play Elle Woods Alongside New Cast Members Natalie Casey And Lee Mead In Olivier Award Winning Legally Blonde The Musical

June 9, 2011 

From 11 July 2011 Carley Stenson will play college sweetheart Elle Woods in the Olivier award-winning Legally Blonde The Musical. Stenson, who is currently playing Margot in the West End production, steps up to play the leading role joining Lee Mead who joins the cast later this month (20 June) to play Emmett Forrest and Natalie Casey as ditzy beautician Paulette Buonofonté. Peter Davison continues in the role of Professor Callahan as well as Nicola Brazil as Serena and Siobhan Dillon as Vivienne.

College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn’t take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend Warner dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law! Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

Legally Blonde The Musical, which won three 2011 Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, opened at the Savoy Theatre in December 2009 is currently booking until 31 March 2012. In addition the show won four Whatsonstage.com Awards including Best New Musical and Best Choreographer (Jerry Mitchell).

Carley Stenson (Elle Woods) made her West End stage debut as Margot in Legally Blonde The Musical. She is best known on television as Steph Cunningham in C4’s Hollyoaks, a role she has played for over ten years. She won ITV’s Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes when she performed as Faith Hill. On stage her regional theatre credits include Sandy in Grease, Dulcie in The Boyfriend and Nancy in Oliver.

Lee Mead (Emmett Forrest) played the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Adelphi Theatre from 2007 to early 2009, after winning BBC One’s Any Dream Will Do. In 2007 he released his debut solo album, Lee Mead, followed in 2009 by Nothing Else Matters. Most recently he starred as Fiyero in the West End production of Wicked. His previous theatre credits include Lord Arthur Savile in Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime on tour in the UK; The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre; Miss Saigon on tour in the UK and Tommy.

Natalie Casey (Paulette Buonofonté) is best known on television for playing Donna in the BBC’s Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. On stage she has been seen in The Invisible Man at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Oklahoma for Chichester Festival Theatre, Well at the Apollo Theatre, Fame at the Shaftesbury Theatre and Hobson’s Choice at the Watermill Theatre. Her other television credits include Dave Shakespeare, Missing, Hollyoaks, Head Jam, Girls Night In and Chopratown. On film she played Shirley Temple in Chicago Joe and the Showgirl.

Peter Davison (Professor Callahan) became a household name when he played the fifth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who between 1981 and 1984. His extensive television credits include Tristan Farnon in the long running BBC series All Creatures Great and Small and DC Davies in four series of ITV’s acclaimed The Last Detective. His other television credits include At Home with the Braithwaites, A Quick Guide to Parenting and A Very Peculiar Practice as well as, more recently, Unforgiven and Midsomer Murders . On stage he played King Arthur in Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Palace Theatre as well as roles in Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre, An Absolute Turkey at the Globe Theatre and Arsenic and Old Lace for Chichester Festival Theatre. On film his credits include Parting Shots, Black Beauty and Molly.

The cast of Legally Blonde The Musical from 11 July 2011 includes Stephane Anelli (Padamadan, Nikos), Emma Bateman (Stenographer), Nicola Brazil (Serena), Thomas Camilleri (Carlos), Natalie Casey (Paulette), Peter Davison (Professor Callahan) Siobhan Dillon (Vivienne Kensington), Chris Ellis-Stanton (Grandmaster Chad, Dewey, Kyle), Kimmy Edwards (Judge, Saleswoman), Ibinabo Jack (Pilar), Suzie McAdam (Enid), Sorelle Marsh (Courtney, Mom, Whitney), Lee Mead (Emmett), Sean Mulligan (Pforzheimer), Dawn Sievewright (Kate, Chutney), Carley Stenson (Elle Woods), Lincoln Stone (Dad, Winthrop, Reporter), Simon Thomas (Warner), Robbie Towns (Aaron), Dominic Tribuzio (Kiki), Tamara Wall (Brooke), Stephen Webb (Lowell) and Tara Young (District Attorney) as well as Jonathan Mawson, Jane McMurtrie, Lucy Miller, Ruthie Stephenson and Gregor Stewart as swings.

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winning Jerry Mitchell, Legally Blonde The Musical has music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, book by Heather Hach, set design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller, sound design by ACME Sound Partners and orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke.

Legally Blonde The Musical is produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Robert G. Bartner, Ambassador Theatre Group, Bud Martin, Adam Zotovich, Jamie Hendry Productions, Matthew Byam Shaw and Act Productions.

Release issued by Premier PR

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LEE MEAD in Legally Blonde The Musical

June 1, 2011 

West End star Lee Mead joins the cast of Legally Blonde The Musical at the Savoy Theatre.

Lee Mead. Photo: © Roy Tan

Lee Mead. Photo: © Roy Tan

Legally Blonde is on a roll!

The show has already scooped three 2011 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical. And now the multi-talented actor Lee Mead is joining the cast from 20 June 2011 in the role of Emmett.

Lee Mead’s story is a classic showbiz tale for the 21st Century: a chorus boy struggling to break into the big time enlists on a TV talent show and ends up a star.

Mead came to prominence by winning BBC One’s talent show Any Dream Will Do in 2007, and going on star in Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s major revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Adelphi Theatre. However, before winning the show he was a jobbing West End actor having played in a number of musicals including The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon and Tommy.

He left Joseph in 2009 to release a successful solo album and then took the title role in the UK tour of Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime. He released a second album and has performed around the UK whilst also starring as Fiyero in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre last year.

Lee Mead is married to TV and stage performer Denise Van Outen, who was on the judging panel for Any Dream Will Do. They married in April 2009 and have recently had a baby daughter, Betsy.

And in a bid to keep it in the family Denise is currently starring as beautician Paulette in the show – although there may not be a cross-over between the two performers. Other cast include Susan McFadden as Elle Woods, Siobhan Dillon as Vivienne and Peter Davison as Professor Callahan.

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Photos: Natalie Casey in Legally Blonde The Musical

May 16, 2011 

Production photos for Legally Blonde The Musical at the Savoy Theatre in London, now starring Natalie Casey.

TV and stage actress Natalie Casey joined the cast of Legally Blonde The Musical last month, replacing Denise Van Outen in the role of ditzy beautician Paulette Buonofonté in the hit show.

Comedy actress Natalie, who starred in BBC sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, performs in the show alongside a cast that includes Susan McFadden as Elle Woods, Simon Thomas as Warner, Carley Stenson as Margot, Nicola Brazil as Serena, Siobhan Dillon as Vivienne and Peter Davison as Professor Callahan.

Lee Mead is also set to join the cast from 20 June, replacing Alex Gaumond as Emmett Forrest.

Legally Blonde The Musical, which started at the Savoy Theatre in December 2009, won this year’s an Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

Natalie Casey’s last London stage appearance was in The Invisible Man at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and her other theatre credits include Oklahoma for Chichester, Well at the Apollo Theatre, Fame at the Shaftesbury Theatre and Hobson’s Choice at the Watermill Theatre.

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