Legally Blonde the Musical

Musicals and Opera (musical theatre)

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  • Assembly Rooms - Music Hall
  • 10:00
  • Aug 25
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 12 and above (12+)
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Dumped by her boyfriend for not being 'serious' enough, Legally Blonde the Musical follows Delta Nu sorority sister Elle Woods to Harvard Law School where she shows her ex (and everybody else) that there's more to her than just a hair colour. Spurred on by her self-belief, determination and an amazing manicure, Elle wins over her doubters and proves that a glass ceiling isn't a match for a woman on a mission!

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  • Accessible entry: There is lift access into the performance space. If not taking the lift there are 23 steps into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
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Davey 113 days ago

Good on the whole but I think they suffered a bit from a lack of men. I didn't really feel any connection between Elle and Emmett (not least because they cut the majority of the song where they actually fall for each other.) There were also some weird directorial decisions in places that undermined the story somewhat.

Albertus Raynaldi 114 days ago

Entertaining . Energetic . Fun .

Watched Legally Blonde with only knowing a few songs and definitely enjoyed every part of it! The actress who played Elle was a star, an amazing fit for the role. The quirkiness and the uberly energertic Elle Woods shone out of her performance.

Kudos to the actress who played Paulette who has AMAZING PIPES and kept the audience entertained with her antics.

Had high hopes for Emmett's ending part with the high note on the song Chip on My Shoulder just as the one Christian Borle did, unfortunately it didn't happen. But overall, kudos to the actor portraying Emmett as his voice was one of the most stable out of the other actors.

To think that it's an RCS musical theatre postgraduate students' production I expected more, the performance was good, but I craved for something more.

Sean Davis 114 days ago

Legally Blond The Musical (****)
A fashionista decides to enroll in Harvard Law School to win back the heart of her boyfriend. Everything works well with this: most voices are strong, the lyrics appropriate and clear, the dance numbers fun, and, despite its fairy tale quality, the plotting holds up. I was pleased that the cast was diverse in body types, but surprised at the lack of people of color.

This was the 34th most enjoyable of the 113 Fringe shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website:

Jason Rosam 115 days ago

I had to come along to the show on my own as none of my group wanted to get up early and watch a musical at 10am, but they missed out, big time! I loved it. At first I worried about the sound as I couldn't hear some of the vocals over the instruments but it seemed to get better as the show went on. The girl playing Elle Woods is a star and was the perfect choice for the role. Her singing and acting abilities were second to none and I am sure she will have a superb future in the industry. Paulette was also an incredible singer and I also enjoyed Vivian's performance. The weak link unfortunately are the boys. It seemed all of them didn't have as much stage presence as the girls and even though Warner had a nice voice i felt he didn't want to be there. Most of the other male parts were a lacking in performance but the show was joyous and its worth going to see to start your day off with energy at the Fringe.

Audrey Gulson 116 days ago

I was wary about going to a musical at 10am however this show was worth the early commute from Dundee to attend. The cast was professional in every sense of the word. Thoroughly enjoyed the show. I've seen far lesser performances st the Playhouse. Well done cast for such an entertaining show.

John Dewhurst 117 days ago

A return to form for the Royal Conservatoire after last years disappointing Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
The actress Vanessa Campbell who played Elle was terrific, a real tour de force who carries the production from beginning to end. she was ably assisted by the girl who played the hairdresser.
The whole cast were lively and performed the songs and dances with flair and panache.
A great show to professional standards.

Philip 119 days ago


Let me start of by saying that I usually am more into the more heavy dramatic shows, but this one was undeniably amazing and an absolute breath of fresh air.
The show (by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) started at 10 am, which is quite early, but as soon as the “Delta Nus” started singing the first song (Omigod You Guys) we, the audience, were completely captivated and transported to the world of Elle Woods (played by Vanessa Campbell).
From the hilarious hairdresser from Boston, Paulette (impeccably played by the native Dutch Maaike Hillen) with a very touching side to her perfomance as well, to the “scruffy” turned suave underdog Emmett (played by James Dawoud), the show was very well put together and an absolute must-see this Fringe!
With other notable performances of Keren Lydia as fitness guru Brooke and Pablo Lara-Garcia as hot delivery guy Kyle (amongst other roles), the cast consists of greatly talented people whom I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of.

Also, it’s worth mentioning that this is one of three shows performed by the soon-to-be alumni of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland this Fringe. I loved their original new musical “Limbo: City of Dreams” as well and as I’m writing this review, I’m sitting in the foyer waiting to see another new musical by them called “Limbo: The Twelve”, which undoubtedly will be great as well. (UPDATE: It was brilliant!)

Liz 120 days ago

OMG you guys. Absolutely best Conservatoire performance to date and we’ve been coming for years. Really outstanding. A real joy to watch for every second - and as for skipping and singing at the same time - well hats off to you.
Many congratulations to all involved. Love the new venue too. Five stars *****

Ruth 122 days ago

I always try to see a conservatoire production and this does not disappoint. Enthusiastic and talented cast. Good value as lasts over 2 hours, lovely venue where all the seats are good, and the queue is inside and sheltered from the rain. Thoroughly recommended.

Janice Carlin 123 days ago

Just about as close to professional as you will get at the fringe. I always enjoy the conservatoires fringe production.

Stephen Aras 123 days ago

Lively - full of energy - fun for all the family!

Sue Conder 123 days ago

Hugely energetic ! Powerful singing, dancing and acting. Fun for all the family and brings smiles to everyone’s faces!
Totally recommend this it’s a must watch!

N.I. 124 days ago

If you like Legally Blonde or you are a fan of the musical, go see it. I saw 4 musicals at fringe and this was my top one. 10/10. The cast brought an amazing energy, great way to start my morning.

Carola Martin-Smith 125 days ago

Not a fan of the movie so had doubts this would hold us for 2 1/2 hours. It was fantastic, a real blast. Some times the backing music was a little loud. A great show, well done.

Em 127 days ago

Really well performed show with so much energy. It would have been nice to have had a few more gents on stage but I guess this was a very girl heavy year which made Legally Blonde such a good choice of show. The band, singing and choreography was great. Occasionally the sound got a little muddy and it was hard to hear.

MC 129 days ago

Sat 3rd Aug. Excellent high energy show. The cast and production team made good use of the limited stage space. The only downfall on this show was the sound. Sitting in the 2nd row it was hard to pick up the performers as they were drowned out by the band. Joey and Vanessa excelled in their parts. Well done and all the best for the rest of your run.

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The Student Newspaper 112 days ago

Legally Blonde: The Musical is great for fans of the original movie that are looking to spend their morning entertained.

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Musical Theatre Review (4/5 stars) 118 days ago

What a showcase for all these future performers and theatre-makers. I jotted down a few names to keep an eye on in the future as they popped for me in the ensemble or delivered one of the standout numbers – but this is an ensemble show and a credit to all involved in the production realisation.

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 119 days ago

Based on the 2001 novel and movie of the same name, Legally Blonde: The Musical follows wealthy Malibu girl Elle Woods as she attempts to recover from an expected proposal gone awry by following her boyfriend Warren to Harvard Law School in an attempt to prove she is a ‘serious’...

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Deadline News (4/5 stars) 120 days ago

If you’re looking for a great way to kick off your Fringe experience, then look no further. With an empowering message, lots of laughs, and what feels like a professional West End production for a fraction of the price, you’ll for sure get your money’s worth with Legally Blonde the Musical.

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British Theatre Guide (5/5 stars) 122 days ago

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has a sure-fire hit on its hands this year with its high-energy, superb show Legally Blonde performed in the splendour of the Assembly’s Music Hall.It’s a story about blonde Elle Woods (Vanessa Campbell) whose boyfriend Warner (Joey Mulligan) ditches her as he goes to Harvard...

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Culture Fix (4/5 stars) 124 days ago

The RCS adapt Legally Blonde: The Musical delivering a slick, well-performed and inventively choreographed production. Alexandra Spencer-Jones directs this piece of musical theatre based on Laurence O’Keefe and Neil Benjamin’s adaptation of the 2001 film.
With all the charm and appeal of the West End production, Legally Blonde is an impressive piece from the RCS. Well staged and smoothly performed musical numbers and the engaging cast help Legally Blonde stand as a testament to the quality of the RCS.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 128 days ago

Always a source of top-quality musical theatre at the Fringe, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, brings us perhaps one of the best ways to spend a morning at Fringe. Our far-fetched but ever-charming heroine, Elle Woods, in a musical adaptation that, in my opinion, outshines the original 2001 rom-com by...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 129 days ago

For those who haven’t done their homework, Legally Blonde is the story of sparkly heroine Elle Woods who gets into Harvard Law school in the name of love—what, like it’s hard?—only to ditch her dull ex-boyfriend and find her purpose in the courtroom. Performed this August by graduates from the...

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