Sunderland Empire announces the cast for Legally Blonde

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SUNDERLAND Empire has announced the cast for its staging of the hit musical Legally Blonde.

The troupe will be led by Faye Brookes (Grease in the West End), Iwan Lewis (Fame in the West End, Passion at The Donmar Warehouse), Neil Toon (Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, Les Misérables in the West End) and Dave Willetts (Les Misérables, Phantom of The Opera and Sunset Boulevard).

This will be the first UK tour of the show, which will run at the Empire for four weeks over Christmas, from December 6 to 31.

Based on the hit movie starring Reese Witherspoon, the critically acclaimed new musical tells the story of college sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods.

Howard Panter, joint chief executive of Ambassador Theatre Group, said: “Ambassador Theatre Group’s co-production of Legally Blonde The Musical is enjoying great success on the West End.

“It has now been decided to take it out on its first ever UK tour, so regional audiences who can’t make it to London can experience this fantastic show.

“I am sure people will take Elle Woods to their hearts and have a fabulous night out.”

Tickets priced £17.50 to £49.50 are available from the box office on 0844 871 3022 or by visiting www.sunderlandempire.org.uk.