Regent's Park Open Air Theatre will present Legally Blonde and has announced its principal cast and creative team. The London production will run from May 13 to July 2.
Playing Elle Woods will be Courtney Bowman who has played Anne Boleyn in the West End production of Six. Joining Bowman are 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. The full cast will be announced at a later date.
The musical follows Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law after her ex-boyfriend breaks up with her, proving herself to many and staying true to her character along the way. Featuring music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and a book by Heather Hach, the stage adaptation is based on the novel by Amanda Brown which was previously adapted into a film by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer starring Reese Witherspoon as the Elle.
Directing the production is Lucy Moss, co-writer and co-director of the pop musical Six. Rounding out the creative team are dramaturg Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong, musical director Katharine Woolley, costume designer Jean Chan, sound designer Tony Gayle, lighting designer Phillip Gladwell, set designer Laura Hopkins, choreographer 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 casting director Natalie Gallacher CDG for Pippa Ailion Casting and casting assistant Shanaé Chisholm.
For tickets and more information, visit OpenAirTheatre.com.