Reviews: What Did London Critics Think of Legally Blonde at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Did London Critics Think of Legally Blonde at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre?

SIX alum Courtney Bowman stars as Elle Woods in the outdoor production.

Courtney Bowman and company of Legally Blonde Pamela Raith

Reviews are in for the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre production of Legally Blonde, which opened its run May 13. Performances are scheduled through July 2 for the Lucy Moss-directed show.

SIX's Courtney Bowman leads the cast as Elle Woods, with Michael Ahomka-Lindsay as Emmett, Lauren Drew as Brooke, Vanessa Fisher as Vivienne, Isaac Hesketh as Margot, Nadine Higgin as Paulette, Alžbeta Matyšáková as Enid, Eugene McCoy as Callahan, Grace Mouat as Pilar, Alistair Toovey as Warner, and Hannah Yun Chamberlain as Serena.

Read the reviews here.

The Arts Desk (Marianka Swain)

Culture Whisper (Holly O'Mahony)

Evening Standard (Nick Curtis)

The Guardian (Arifa Akbar)

iNews (Sam Marlowe)

London Theatre (Sophie Thomas)

The Stage (Tim Bano)

Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

Theatre Weekly (Greg Stewart)

Time Out (Andrzej Lukowski)

The Times (Clive Davis)

Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

The ensemble includes Gabriela Benedetti, Lucca Chadwick-Patel, Jasmin Colangelo, Allie Daniel, Joe Foster, Dominic Lamb, Esme Laudat, Liam McEvoy, Billy Nevers, Ashley Rowe, Shakira Simpson, Biancha Szynal, and Paulo Teixeira, who is also the dance captain. 

Elle Woods, a sorority member who enrolls at Harvard Law after her ex-boyfriend breaks up with her, proves herself to many and stays true to her character along the way in this musical adaptation of the IGM film starring Reese Witherspoon. It features music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and a book by Heather Hach, based on the novel by Amanda Brown. The production reunites Bowman and Moss, who has recently earned Tony nominations for co-writing and co-directing the Tony-nominated pop musical SIX.

Rounding out the creative team are dramaturg Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong, musical director Katharine Woolley, costume, wig, hair, and makeup designer Jean Chan, sound designer Tony Gayle, lighting designer Phillip Gladwell, set designer Laura Hopkins, choreographer and musical stager Ellen Kane, assistant choreographers Ainsley Hall Ricketts and Alexzandra Sarmiento, musical supervisor Cat Beveridge, associate directors Priya Patel Appleby and Amber Sinclair-Case, assistant musical director Chris Poon, and dialect coach Majella Hurley. Barbara Houseman serves as voice and text as well as season associate director, while Ingrid Mackinnon serves as season associate for intimacy support. Casting is by Natalie Gallacher for Pippa Ailion Casting with casting assistant Shanaé Chisholm.


Get a First Look at Legally Blonde at London's Regent's Park Open Air Theatre


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