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Legally Blonde - Wimbledon Reviews - New Wimbledon Theatre

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Venue Information
New Wimbledon Theatre

New Wimbledon Theatre
93 The Broadway
SW19 1QG

Seating Plan


Take the tube to Wimbledon (District) or South Wimbledon (Northern) and the theatre is an easy walk. The Wimbledon railway station is also nearby.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars based on 5 review(s)


Latest Review: "Really disappointing. Can't understand why this show has won awards. ..."

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    Thursday, 22nd Mar 2012 by Eve

Really disappointing. Can't understand why this show has won awards.

    Thursday, 2nd Feb 2012 by David Sims

Sorry 'you guys' but this show is just awful without a single memorable song in it at all and everything is both forced - people breaking into song without tunes or meoldies for no reason at all - and/or false. Teenage girls and/or lovers of stuff like Glee or High School Musical will no doubt love this but for the rest of us I would definitely say AVOID!!!

    Saturday, 24th Sep 2011 by Ella Alexander

omigod you guys!!! i love this musical so much you just wanna stand on your seat and dance and sing!! i would reccomend this show to boys and girls!!! its amazing!!!!! its full of dancing singing!!! so funny!! take yourself your daughter even your granny!!! your love it!!!!!! by your tickets now !! carley stenson is amazing she blew me out of the water!! xxx go and see it

    Friday, 18th Mar 2011 by Boxoffice Review

Legally Blonde recently had cause for celebration at the 2011 Olivier’s after winning the award for Best New Musical.  As feel good musicals go they don’t come much better than this. Based on the hit movie of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde the Musical is the award-winning Broadway hit devised by a top class creative team, led by Tony Award-winning director and Olivier Award-nominated choreographer Jerry Mitchell.

Featuring a Greek chorus of “Sorority Sisters”, the cutest Chihuahua complete with matching pink outfit and enough silliness and mischief to satisfy any teenage girl, Legally Blonde is the campest musical comedy in town.

Elle Woods has it all, she is beautiful, a natural blond, head of her sorority, majors in fashion merchandising and is seriously in love with her boyfriend, Warner who is about to study Law at Harvard. Elle fully expects Warner to pop a diamond on her freshly manicured finger but instead he breaks up with her explaining that he needs someone more “serious”.  Determined to win him back, Elle studies for and passes the law-school entrance exam, applies to Harvard, and is accepted.

To her surprise, Elle finds it hard to be fabulous on the East Coast where her fellow Ivy League students look down on her and she finds Warner engaged to someone else. However, when a professor picks students for four coveted intern positions at his firm, Elle makes the cut and her fortunes change. Having found her stride she takes on a murder case and finds love while still staying true to herself.

Filling Sheridan Smith’s shoes was always going to be a difficult task but Susan McFadden rises to the challenge having both warmth and wit as Elle and there is real chemistry between her and Alex Gaumond (Emmet). The impressive cast line up also features a mix bag of TV personalities, such as Peter Davidson (Professor Callaghan), Denise Van Outen (Paulette) and Carley Stenson (Margot).

Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin’s score is briskly paced and filled with catchy melodies and witty lyrics. There are some terrific dance routines not least the energetic skipping number “Whipped into Shape” which the ensemble performs with exhausting stamina.  The whole thing moves with such pace and energy and it has such vibrancy and colour that you can’t help but enjoy yourself.

Legally Blonde is a feel good musical that doesn’t take itself too seriously. It knows it’s ridiculous and celebrates that fact with gusto and in these difficult financial times everyone deserves a touch of escapism. My final verdict... OMG, what a fabulous night out!

Bruce Guthrie

    Thursday, 17th Feb 2011 by Rhianna

The best show I've ever seen! Sheridan Smith was absolutely amazing so was Jill Halfpenny, Duncan James and the rest of the cast! It was funny the songs were really really good and it was just generally brilliant. I would recommed it to anyone! Great fun! Definately a must see and I'd see it again!


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Show Information
Booking From: Tuesday, 25th September 2012
Booking Until: Saturday, 13th October 2012
Matinees: Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Important Info: Seats in row F and G in the Upper Circle are restricted view with a handrail in front
Show Status: This production is closed