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Peter Davison and Jill Halfpenny final casting in Legally Blonde at Savoy from 5 Dec 2009!
Final casting has been confirmed for Legally Blonde The Musical, which opens at the Savoy Theatre 13 Jan 2010, following previews from 5 Dec - booking to 23 May 2010, with performances Monday, Wednesday - Sunday!
Peter Davison will play Callahan and Jill Halfpenny will play Paulette. They join previously mentioned Sheridan Smith (Elle Woods), Duncan James (Warner), Alex Gaumond (Emmett) , Susan McFadden (Serena), Aoife Mulholland (Brooke).
Peter Davison is best known as the Doctor in Doctor Who between 1981 and 1984. His London stage credits include "Spamalot" at the Palace Theatre in 2007; "Under the Doctor" at the Comedy in 2001;"Chicago" at the Adelphi Theatre in 1999; "Dial M for Murder" at the Apollo in 1996; "An Absolute Turkey" at the former Globe Theatre (now Gielgud) in 1994. His tv credits include "All Creatures Great and Small", "The Last Detective" & "At Home with the Braithwaites".
Jill Halfpenny is currently starring in Calendar Girls at the Noel Coward Theatre. Her other West End credit includes 'Roxie Hart' in "Chicago" in 2005. She won the BBC series Strictly Come Dancing in 2004. On TV she is best known for her role as Kate Mitchell in EastEnders, which she played from 2002 – 2005.
The show also features Emma Bateman (Stenographer), Dan Burton (Padamadan, Nikos), Darren Carnall (Kiki), Chris Ellis-Stanton (Grandmaster Chad, Dewey, Kyle), Nadine Higgin (Judge, Saleswoman), Ibinabo Jack (Pilar), Caroline Keiff (Vivienne Kensington), Amy Lennox (Margot), Andy Mace (Dad, Winthrop, Reporter), Sorelle Marsh (Courtney, Mom, Whitney), Suzie McAdam (Enid), Matthew McKenna (Aaron), Sean Mulligan (Pforzheimer), Roxanne Palmer (Kate, Chutney), Sergio Priftis (Carlos), Tamara Wall (District Attorney) and Ed White (Lowell), Jane McMurtrie, Sherrie Pennington, Lucy Miller, Fabian Aloise , Francis Haugen .
Legally Blonde The Musical has music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, book by Heather Hach. Orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke.
It is directed & choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, designed by David Rockwell, costumes by Gregg Barnes, lighting by Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller, sound by ACME Sound Partners. Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Robert G Bartner, Ambassador Theatre Group and Jamie Hendry Productions.
College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law! Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.