Legally Blonde The Musical is set for a major London revival at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in 2022. Tickets for Legally Blonde are on sale soon.
Directed by Lucy Moss, the musical will form part of The Open Air Theatre’s 90th anniversary season which will also see the premiere of 101 Dalmatians and a retelling of Antigone. Moss – co-writer and co-director of Six – became the youngest woman ever to direct a musical on Broadway when Six opened last month.
Based on the Reese Witherspoon film, Legally Blonde The Musical premiered on Broadway in 2007 earning several Tony nominations before transferring to the Savoy Theatre in London’s West End in 2009. The hugely successful West End run was headlined by Sheridan Smith and was nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, winning 3 including Best New Musical. The fan favourite musical toured the UK in 2017 with a cast including Lucie Jones (Waitress), Bill Ward (Emmerdale, Coronation Street) and Rita Simons (EastEnders, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie).
Casting for the London revival of Legally Blonde is yet to be announced.
Legally Blonde has music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, book by Heather Hach, and is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture. The creative team includes Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG for Pippa Ailion Casting (casting directors), Cat Beveridge (musical supervisor), Tony Gayle (sound designer) and Ellen Kane (choreographer).
The Open Air 90th anniversary season will also see the long-awaited world premiere of 101 Dalmatians and a contemporary retelling of Antigone by Barber Shop Chronicles writer Inua Ellams.
Legally Blonde will run from Friday 13 May 2022 – Saturday 2 July 2022 at Regents Park Open Air Theatre, London.