Legally Blonde Uk Tour
Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:35 AM
Faye Brookes' as Elle was just amazing, her Legally Blonde Remix was probably one of the highlights...she is the only Elle I have noticed to actually look as if she is examining the navy outfit and questioning her next move whilst Vivienne is singing, before coming out in that little pink number. While from previous experience from seeing the show and various videos just show different Elle's standing there grinning into space, before just declaring 'I'm never wearing that again.' Just examining the navy outfit and having a 'thinking' expression on her face, has made Faye my new favourite Elle.
Stephen Ashfield as Emmett...wow, just wow.
Niki Evans as Paulette...good, but slipped up a few times on the accent, she was on for the matinee, but had her understudy for the evening show who was quite impressive, especially as she hit the high note in 'Ireland'
Had Sophie Issacs as Serena, and 1st cover Margot for the matinee, but it was back to normal cast for the evening show...when it came to the Greek Chorus, I definately preferred the normal cast, Sophie seemed to be a bit too high-pitched for Serena.
Les Dennis...not much I can say, he acted well, but singing was just ok.
Ray Quinn has definately improved since his days in Grease, he was able to hold up the accent whilst singing, and he even manage to prevent his normal nasaly voice from emerging while he was singing...was really impressed.
The dogs were just adorable.
And wow...Lewis Griffiths! I'm not that way inclined, but I seriously would not kick him out of bed...boycrush.
 Mary Poppins - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
 The Sound of Music - Wicked
 Oliver! - Billy Elliot - Grease - Wicked - Avenue Q - Sister Act - Wicked - The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
 Oliver! - Sister Act - The Lion King - Wicked - Sister Act
 Legally Blonde - Jersey Boys - Shrek the Musical - Wicked - The Wizard of Oz - Shrek the Musical - Jersey Boys - Ghost the Musical - The Wizard of Oz - Shrek the Musical
 Ghost the Musical - The Wizard of Oz - Matilda the Musical - Shrek the Musical - Wicked - Ghost the Musical - The Lion King - Les Miserables - Jest End - Shrek the Musical - Wicked - Wicked - The Woman in Black - Matilda the Musical
 The Bodyguard - Wicked - Matilda the Musical - We Will Rock You - The Woman in Black - Wicked - The Book of Mormon - Les Miserables - Charlie & the Chocolate Factory - Billy Elliot - The Bodyguard
 Joseph (UK Tour)
 Cats (UK Tour)
 Evita (UK Tour x2) - Fame (UK Tour) - Chicago (UK Tour)
 The Sound of Music (UK Tour x3)
 Spamalot (UK Tour) - Avenue Q (UK Tour x2) - Dancing Shoes: The George Best Story - Joseph (UK Tour)
 The King and I (UK Tour) - Grease (UK Tour) - Blood Brothers (UK Tour) - Legally Blonde (UK Tour x2) - The Mousetrap (UK Tour) - Jesus Christ Superstar (Arena Tour) - Chicago (UK Tour) - One Man, Two Guvnors (UK Tour)
 Soul Sister (UK Tour) - Hairspray (UK Tour) - We Will Rock You (10th Anniversary Arena Tour) - 9 to 5 (UK Tour)
 Mamma Mia (Int Tour) - Ghost the Musical (World Premier)
 The Lion King (UK Tour)
 Ghost the Musical (UK Tour)
 Sister Act (UK Tour)
 The Phantom of the Opera (UK Tour)
 Wicked (UK Tour)
Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:48 PM
Right, so other than no lift, and no Delta Nu house, there are no differences at all. It is as it was in London, and I'd argue as good.
Faye - best Elle I've seen or heard. Vocally, she is OUTSTANDING. She is absolutely perfect in the role, and had the right sense of vulnerability and confidence Elle needs. Carley Stenson take note.
Iwan - again, vocally brilliant. Thought he was very very good too
Andy Mace - odd seeing him as Callahan, having only seen Peter before and usually seeing Andy in nice parts(Dr Dillamond). Still, he can sing really well, not a huge need for Callahan but doesnt matter, still a massive bastard who deserves that slap!
Rhona McGregor - understudy for Jennifer Ellison as Paulette. I adored her, mainly because she belted the octave at the end of Ireland Reprise. It just sounded stunning and i actually stood at the end of the song for her. Just ACE.
Gareth Gates: Meh. First night as Warner so he'll get better. Its not a big part, Serious was alright and proved he can sing i guess. Nothing really special to be honest.
Tracy Penn: WHAT A VIVIENNE. Talk about belting. LB Remix was fabulous. So bitchy until then, and her final note was totally in chest voice, belted like there was no tomorrow. FAB.
Hannah Grover: Didn't really like her as Brooke, still good, but her voice isnt massively strong.
Margot Serena Pilar werent anything special, good for what they needed to be really.
Lewis: What a UPS guy. Seriously, what a looker! so so so good, biggest cheer of the night by far.
And as everyone comments i will too: Gemma is pretty pathetic as Enid. Not strong at all.
Overall, an absolutely fantastic night out in the theatre. Been over two years since I last saw it but worth the wait. Go and see this tour. SO SO SO worth it.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:25 AM
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:29 AM
Personally, Carley's Elle was not to my taste - and I've not seen Faye to be able to compare.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:31 AM
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