REVIEW: Legally Blonde at The Kings Theatre, Southsea

The cast of Snow White which can now be seen at the Kings Theatre, Southsea

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Sugar is bad for us. It rots our teeth and piles on the pounds.

But Legally Blonde: The Musical is one sweet fix that you can indulge in without worrying about the calories.

The score and choreography is full of joie de vivre and has more zip than Elle’s handbag

South Downe Musical Society’s latest production has fun in abundance. Airhead Elle is the heroine who goes to Harvard Law school in romantic pursuit of her boyfriend Warner, but proves she’s as bright as she is ditzy.

It’s a cheesy storyline. The song Omigod You Guys performed by Elle and company was energetic and vibrant, as was the irish dancing number. The score and choreography is full of joie de vivre and has more zip than Elle’s handbag – which is somewhat redundant as it is frequently filled by cute Chihuahua Bruiser. Both dogs (there’s also a bulldog) are real scene stealers.

Lauren Kempton is top-notch at acting and singing, giving a very likeable performance as Elle. There’s great support from Matt Sackman as the adorable Emmett. The development of his relationship with Elle was my favourite part.

Kudos to Alan Jenkins who struts his stuff as a hilarious mailman. If only my postie was as much fun.

Fairytale fluff but as Elle herself would say: omigod it’s fabulous. Another triumph for director John-Paul McCrohon.

Until Saturday.