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Legally Blonde: the Musical wins over stiff upper Brits

Legally Blonde: the Musical wins over stiff upper Brits

Legally Blonde: the Musical, which ran for a year and a half on Broadway to a largely tepid reception has gone down a treat with the usually, well, critical, English critics.After a month of…

Legally Blonde: the Musical, which ran for a year and a half on Broadway to a largely tepid reception has gone down a treat with the usually, well, critical, English critics.

After a month of previews at London's Savoy Theatre, reports ninemsn, the show opened to large and largely female dominated audiences keen to embrace a slightly more frivolous romp on the boards.

What was more surprising is the fact that critics also appear to have been won over by the tale made famous by the film starring Reese Witherspoon in 2001.

Charles Spencer of the Daily Telegraph wrote; "I tried, I really tried to hate this show, but resistance is futile. The stage show has its tongue in its cheek throughout, it knows it is ridiculous and infantile, and celebrates the fact with knowing wit."

The Independent's Paul Taylor waxed lyrical about the score by Laurence O'Keefe and Neil Benjamin, saying it was full of "brassiness, bite, joie de vivre, sheer cheek and even the odd strain of sadness".

Benedict Nightingale of The Times was a little restrained in his praise, but said he was won over by the crowd's positive response, who "cheered, whistled and made my cavils seem precious".

The Independent's Taylor, it seems, was arguably the most affected by the show and its particular idioms, stating: "Oh my God, I'm like so totally going again."

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