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Stephen Ashfield, Ben Freeman and Lucy Miller Join the Cast of Legally Blonde

Tuesday, 30th Aug 2011  

Lee Mead, Simon Thomas and Others Step Down from the Production in October

A major casting announcement has today been announced for “Legally Blonde the Musical” at the Savoy Theatre as Lee Mead steps down from the role of Emmett and Simon Thomas steps down from the role of Warner Huntington III, both in October. They are set to be replaced by Stephen Ashfield and Ben Freeman in the production, with various other names such as Lucy Miller also joining the cast.

Ashfield has previously appeared in a wealth of shows in the capital, in addition to onscreen roles. His credits include “Taboo” at the venue theatre (now the Leicester Square Theatre), “When Harry Met Barry” at the same location, “Fame” at the Shaftesbury Theatre and “Jersey Boys” at the Prince Edward Theatre (originating the role of Bob Gaudio until March this year). For the screen he has appeared in “Sweeney Todd”, the recent musical movie from director Tim Burton.

Meanwhile, Ben Freeman is best known to audiences for his role in the television series “Emmerdale” in which he portrayed the character of Scott Windsor, though he has also appeared in the likes of “Grange Hill” and presented programmes for the Disney Channel. For the stage he is known for his portrayal of Norman in the hit musical “Dreamboats and Petticoats” at the Playhouse Theatre.

Lucy Miller, who will portray Serena in the production, has previously appeared “Fame” at the Shaftesbury Theatre and “Mamma Mia!” at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

With various cast members, such as Carley Stenson and Natalie Casey, remaining in the production, further new cast members include Nathan Pinnell, Tricia Adele Turner, Danielle Steers, Gregory Sims, Abiona Omonua, Georgie Ashford, Gemma Sutton, Nick Hayes, Chloe Brooks, Jon Tsouras, Ross Hunter, Tara Young, Fabian Aloise, Henry Davis and Carolyn Maitland.

Based on the hit movie, “Legally Blonde” tells of a girl named Elle Woods who enrols at Harvard Law School following a split from her boyfriend, who was looking for someone a bit more serious.

It is at the Savoy Theatre and is currently booking until Saturday 31st March 2012.

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