Denise Van Outen, Siobhan Dillon and Carley Stenson to Join West End's Legally Blonde

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27 Aug 2010

Denise Van Outen
Denise Van Outen
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Denise Van Outen, Siobhan Dillon and Carley Stenson will join continuing original cast members Sheridan Smith, Alex Gaumond, Aoife Mulholland and Peter Davison in the West End run of Legally Blonde The Musical at the Savoy Theatre. They will join the company Oct. 25.

The full company also comprises Stephane Anelli, Emma Bateman, Thomas Camilleri, Chris Ellis-Stanton, Kimmy Edwards (Judge, Saleswoman), Ibinabo Jack, Suzie McAdam, Andy Mace, Susan McFadden, Sorelle Marsh, Sean Mulligan, Dawn Sievewright, Robbie Towns, Dominic Tribuzio, Tamara Wall and Stephen Webb, Jonathan Mawson, Jane McMurtrie, Lucy Miller, Ruthie Stephenson and Gregor Stewart.

Van Outen, who takes over as Paulette from Jill Halfpenny, returns to musical theatre having previously been seen in the West End in Tell Me On A Sunday, Chicago (also Broadway), Rent and Les Miserables. She is also known for her extensive TV presenting credits, which include "The Big Breakfast," "Something for the Weekend," "Who Dares Sings," "Grease: Summer School Musical," "The Friday Night Project" and "The 5 O'Clock Show." She also hosted "Grease Is The Word" for NBC in the USA and appeared as a panelist on the BBC's "I'd Do Anything" and "Any Dream Will Do."

Dillon, who takes over as Vivienne Kensington from Caroline Keiff, was a finalist in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s first reality TV show "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?" She went on to make her West End debut as Patty in Grease at the Piccadilly Theatre and subsequently toured the UK in Can’t Smile Without You and Cabaret, in which she played Sally Bowles.

Stenson, who takes over as Margot from Amy Lennox, is best known on television as Steph Cunningham in C4's "Hollyoaks," a role she has played for over ten years. She won ITV's "Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes" when she performed as Faith Hill. On stage her regional theatre credits include Sandy in Grease, Dulcie in The Boyfriend and Nancy in Oliver!



Legally Blonde The Musical is booking through Oct. 22, 2011. To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7687, or visit www.legallyblondethemusical.co.uk for more details.