Review: Legally Blonde The Musical arrives at The Regent Theatre *


If you grew up in the noughties then you would remember the American romance comedy film, Legally Blonde starring the fresh faced Reese Witherspoon and Luke Wilson hitting the cinemas in 2001.  The film was such a success due to its comedy elements that it soon became a house hold name worldwide. The film was so sought after that it was later made into a musical and premiered in San Francisco in 2007.  With its huge fan base, it was soon turned into a play and premiered at Broadway and the West End.  As fans ourselves, we are happy to announce that this smash hit musical is  now coming to The Regent Theatre tonight to wow audiences again.

Legally Blonde The Musical 2017-18 'OMG You Guys'

For those who need reminding, the play is about a beautiful and popular sorority sister Elle Woods who loves to be pampered and is passionate about the colour pink. She’s the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde.   She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But, there’s just one thing stopping Warner from popping the question: Elle is too blonde.  She is soon dumped by Warner for a more serious girlfriend but instead of giving up, she puts down the credit cards and picks up the books. Packing up her trusty pooch, Bruiser, she bags herself a place at the prestigious Harvard Law School to try and win him back. With the support of her new friends she learns that you can be both smart and fashionable.


What we thought of the show?

The main character of Elle, played by Lucie Jones is great and so similar to the film, her voice is that of a Disney Princess, and was such a pleasure to listen to. The character of Emmet Forrest played by David Barrett seems to be portrayed with a younger persona than that of the film. We feel that this lent itself well to the musical and his vocals are excellent.
The chorus also have perfectly polished voices, and in particular, Liam Doyle one of the supporting cast members really stands out. He plays Warren Huntington III, Elle’s ex-boyfriend (and the key to her becoming a lawyer) he has a presence much like that of Zac Efron and this was prior to us actually having read about him in the program.  This was not so coincidently as he has played many of Zac Efron’s characters in the theatre versions of many of his film performances including the role of Link Larkin in Hairspray.
Similar to the film, the whole musical was really funny with many funny moments and really made us chuckle. Having said that, there are some really dramatic moments too, which is a great feat in the production of the performance – as it took the audience from super hysterical laughter to staunch silence; specifically when Elle is ‘hit on’ by another lead character (we won’t give too much away!) the audience didn’t make a peep! But we were soon swept along again when the laughter started over.  Overall – it was a performance that left you with a happy feeling. If you love musicals that make you feel all warm inside, then its one is for you.

How do I book tickets to watch Legally Blonde?

Tickets are now on sale and available from the Box Office, by calling 0844 871 7649 or by visiting ATG’s website here.


How long is the show for and what are the timings?

The show will be opening tonight and will run until Sunday, 17 March 2018.

Evening shows are at 7.30pm while matinee shows will be at 2.30pm on Wednesday and Saturday.  Please check the The Regent’s website for full details on timings.




How much do the tickets cost?

Tickets are priced from £15 to £41


Tips / Information

  • Parking is ample either arond the public car parks close to The Regent, but do check the rules. Some parking lots might need you to pay even at night. We parked up at intu Potteries and that cost us £1 (its fixed rate after 6pm).
  • The Regent also provides binoculars (usually located at the back of each seats) for £1.
  • Programme Booklets are usually on sale for £5, full details of the show and cast members are featured on it.
  • The Regent is a beautiful theatre with ornate decor and traditional seating. It has plenty of performances out throughout the year and lots of variety.


You may also want to read this: Review: Opera North’s Madama Butterfly Arrives at The Lowry, Manchester


* Thank you to The Regent Theatre for the production photos. We were also provided with press tickets in exchange for a review. All opinions are our own.


  1. March 13, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    I’m a big fan of the movie so I think I’d love the theatre performance!

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 14, 2018 / 10:03 am

      Yes you definitely would !

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 14, 2018 / 10:03 am

      Hahaha yes of course!

  2. March 13, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    This is a musical I would absolutely love to see myself. I used to adore Legally Blonde and it would be exciting to see how they turned it into a musical.

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 14, 2018 / 9:45 am

      It was fabulous Sarah!! We loved every bit of it x

  3. March 14, 2018 / 7:32 am

    I really enjoyed the Legally Blonde films and it’s awesome that there’s a musical based on it. I think this is a must-see especially if you’re a fan of the films. This is definitely something that I’d enjoy watching.

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 14, 2018 / 9:44 am

      Yes it brings back so much good memories for us too, we loved the film and the musical was equally funny

  4. Jemma
    March 14, 2018 / 11:34 am

    I love musicals and this sounds like one I would absolutely enjoy. The films were fab!

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 14, 2018 / 8:20 pm

      Yes if you loved the film, you would love the musical

  5. March 14, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    I’m a sucker for all things musicals! This one sounds extra entertaining! I would love to see it soon!

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 14, 2018 / 8:19 pm

      Hope you do catch it Candice

  6. March 14, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    We loved watching Reese Witherspoon in the original and can’t believe they’ve made it into a musical – sounds ace!

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 14, 2018 / 8:19 pm

      Totally, the show was so great and funny too

  7. March 15, 2018 / 8:26 am

    Looks like a lively and colourful show for sure. I do love a good musical makes a fab evening out x

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 15, 2018 / 12:33 pm

      Yes everything was pink!!

  8. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    March 15, 2018 / 9:43 am

    I really love to watch a musical show. It’s really entertaining and fun. and this looks really great. I hope I can watch this Musical soon!!

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 15, 2018 / 12:33 pm

      Hope you catch it Angela

  9. March 15, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    I love Legally Blonde and actually saw it in the West End and loved it, so happy it’s touring – Hopefully it’s coming up north! xo

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 16, 2018 / 7:58 am

      Hope it does Rachel x

  10. March 15, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    I feel like I’m the only person who isn’t a fan of either musicals or legally blonde. I would like to go and see a show though if you could recommend any that have less singing?

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 16, 2018 / 7:58 am

      Yes there are loads being show at The Regent so stay tuned and we will share more Theatre Production Shows

  11. March 15, 2018 / 10:11 pm

    I saw this when it was showing at The Savoy, it was an amazing show. I love the film and the theatre show

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 16, 2018 / 7:57 am

      So glad to hear that Tanya

  12. March 16, 2018 / 11:13 am

    I have to say I really enjoyed the film and Love going to the theatre and this looks like such a fun production – I hope they come to Cardiff at some point

    Laura x

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 16, 2018 / 12:18 pm

      Hope they do Laura

  13. Bryanna Skye
    March 16, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    I haven’t been to see a musical in far too long! This sounds like a great one 🙂 never seen it but love the film

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 17, 2018 / 3:33 pm

      This is a super musical Bryanna, just a few more days to go before it ends

  14. March 18, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    I remember Lucie Jones from the X Factor, she is the Welsh singer. This looks a totally fun and escapist production, one to go and see for sure

    • yeahlifestyle
      March 18, 2018 / 8:51 pm

      Yes totally agree, we all loved it

  15. March 19, 2018 / 11:45 am

    I am not usually one for musicals – but after seeing Dirty Dancing last year and secretly hoping that The Greatest Showman hits our stages – I now love a good musical! I can imagine this one was amazing, too.

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