Review : Legally Blonde : 2018

NODA - Keith Scott-Savage

A superb all round production that would make many senior societies green with envy. There was an abundance of youthful talent right across the cast, all coping well with the demanding roles within this complex musical. All merit a mention in this energetic, pulsating, disciplined performance. Musically secure, well-acted throughout, with crisp, energetic and most effective choreography.

Megan Sadler was imperious as Elle, vocally outstanding from the onset. She gave a fabulous performance in acting and dance, for one so young a wonderful portrayal. Ryan Wiggins as Emmett suited his role superbly. Again, vocally sound, he played his part with ease and provided great support for Elle. Harry Thornton was perfect as Warner, and William Evans spot on as Professor Callahan, with both giving quality displays.

I particularly liked the polished roles of Paulette, played by Lindsey Greasley and Brooke played by Rachel Bayliss. They were both powerful vocally, performing super numbers especially Ireland, and my highlight of the production, Whipped into Shape, a brilliant number performed with great energy.

The members of the cast deserve a mention for the quiet efficient changes of the simple yet effective set. The costumes were good and added class to the show. The sound at times was discordant, but that seems to be a problem for many companies.

But you cannot take away the fact that this was a great success, well done to all for a memorable production.