Legally Blonde the Musical returns to London with historic cast

A new adaptation of Legally Blonde, the musical, will feature a diverse cast.

The musical adaptation of Revenge of a Blonde returns to London this summer with an incredibly diverse cast.

The West End hit based on the film of the same name will travel to Regent’s Park Open Air Theater from May 13.

The landmark adaptation of the musical will run until July 2 and tickets are available from London Theater Direct.

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It will see black actors play the main characters, Elle Woods and Emmett, and a trans and non-binary actor play the role of Elle’s friend, Margot.

Isaac Hesketh, who will play Margot, said: “As the first non-binary trans person to take on this role professionally, I can’t quite say how grateful I am to take this huge step in musical theater history. “

Hesketh recently responded to a transphobic post that featured an image of them next to a photoshopped version of the piece’s title, reading “Legally Male.”

They tweeted the image alongside the caption: “I’m here too busy getting my nails filled in and people have time to photoshop entire logos? Could never be me”.

“You made my resolve to change this industry a little stronger today,” they added.

“If anyone else feels like I’m no good at that part of this, I won’t be able to play that part as well as a cis woman PLEASE feel free to let me know. message and I’ll be more than happy to buy you a ticket to watch the show so you can sit there for the duration and be wrong.

The iconic Elle Woods will be played by Courtney Bowman, who said, “It’s for every person that doesn’t see themselves on stage, that’s the most important thing.”

Announcing her role on the show on social media, she said, “I can’t believe I’m saying this trying to keep my cool but it’s not working… I’m going to be ELLE WOODS! I know…I can’t believe it either.

Bowman has previously appeared in SIX and Everybody’s talking about Jamieand he will see her reunite with Lucy Moss, the co-creator and screenwriter of SIX.

Moss will direct the next Revenge of a Blonde production, written by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin (music and lyrics) and Heather Hach (book).

Other confirmed cast members include Michael Ahomka-Lindsay (Emmett), Lauren Drew (Brooke), and Vanessa Fisher (Vivienne).

Billy Nevers, who is part of the ensemble, confirmed that “EVERY combination of Elle and Emmett and is BLACK” in a tweet, including the main cast and stunt doubles.

The musical is based on the book and film adaptation, which stars Reese Witherspoon in the lead role.

It follows Elle, a fashion merchandising major who travels to Harvard to win back her ex-boyfriend, Warner Huntington III.

As she embarks on her drastic plan, she finds there’s more to love than she bargained for.

The musical includes songs such as “Omigod You Guys”, “Take It Like A Man”, “Bend and Snap” and the title track.

Meanwhile a third Revenge of a Blonde The film is set to be released in 2023, which will see Witherspoon reprising his role.

How to have Revenge of a Blonde tickets

They are now available to purchase from London Theater Direct.

Tickets are priced at £28 plus booking fee.

The show will take place at Regent’s Park Open Air Theater between May 13 and July 2.

Performances will be Monday through Saturday at 7:45 p.m., with matinee performances on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2:15 p.m.

Assisted performances will take place on June 21 (interpreted in BSL), June 24 (subtitled) and June 25 (audio description and tactile tour).