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Preview: Legally Blonde The Musical at Sunderland Empire


Legally Blonde The Musical
Sunderland Empire
Monday 16th – Saturday 21st April 2018

Starring Rita Simons as Paulette

Martin Dodd for UK Productions, the producers behind the new tour of Legally Blonde The Musical are delighted to announce that the production is set to hit the road with a date at Sunderland Empire for one week only from Monday 16th– Saturday 21st April 2018.

The smash hit Broadway and West End Musical, tells the story of Delta Nu Sorority Sister Elle Woods who loves to be pampered and is very passionate about pink. But when Elle is dumped by her boyfriend Warner Huntingdon III for a more serious girlfriend she puts down the credit cards and picks up the books!

Packing up her trusty pooch, Bruiser, she bags herself a place at the prestigious Harvard Law School to try and win Warner back. This all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and with the support of her new friends she learns that you can be both smart and fashionable.

Based on the best loved movie, this new tour of Legally Blonde The Musical will feature Rita Simons as Paulette with further casting to be announced. Rita is best known for playing Roxy Mitchell in BBC's Eastenders and is one of Britain’s best loved TV actresses.

Rita Simons
She won Most Popular Newcomer at the National Television Awards and other awards and nominations include Best Newcomer at the Digital Spy Soap Awards, Best Onscreen Partnership for her character partnership with Ronnie Mitchell played by Samantha Womack, Best Newcomer at the TV Now awards, a nomination for Best Newcomer at the 2008 British Soap Awards and Best Newcomer at the 2008 Inside Soap Awards. Rita continues her role as Roxy in one of the nation's most loved continuing dramas, and has also appeared in Mile High as Hannah, Dream Team as Julie and London's Burning.

UK Productions, the producers behind the stunning new stage production, The Kite Runner on the West End and the producers behind the high-flying pantomimes at Sunderland Empire are one of the country’s leading producers of musical theatre and pantomime both nationally and internationally.

Martin Dodd for UK Productions said: “We are delighted to be back at the Sunderland Empire and bringing this amazing show. It’s an incredibly heart-warming story brought to life by great music and always a huge hit with audiences.”

Ben Phillips, General Manager at Sunderland Empire added: “We are thrilled to welcome UK Productions back to the venue next year with the smash-hit production, Legally Blonde The Musical. This feel-good musical comedy is sure to be a hit with our customers when it takes to our stage for a limited one week run in April  2018.”

Tickets now on general sale.


Tickets available in person at the Box Office on High Street West, from the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022* or online at*
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