Richard Fleeshman joins cast of Legally Blonde 16 Jun


Richard Fleeshman will join the cast of Legally Blonde The Musical at the Savoy Theatre from 16 June 2010, taking over the role of 'Warner Huntington III' from Duncan James.

Richard Fleeshman is best known on TV for his roles in "Coronation Street" in which he played Craig Harris for four years and, more recently, Debbie Horsefield’s "All the Small Things" for the BBC. As a musician Fleeshman was the youngest contestant to win ITV’s Stars in Their Eyes Celebrity Special. Later, in 2006, he won ITV’s Soapstar Superstar. In 2008 he accompanied Elton John on his Summer Stadium and Red Piano tours. His album Neon was released in 2007 followed by singles Coming Down, Hold Me Close, Back Here and Can You Hear Me?

The show continues to feature Sheridan Smith (Elle Woods), Jill Halfpenny (Paulette), Peter Davison (Professor Callahan) and Alex Gaumond (Emmett).

Legally Blonde The Musical, opened at the Savoy Theatre 13 Jan 2010, following previews from 5 Dec, to positive notices from the popular press press: Paul Taylor for The Independent says, "Totally blown away...it's ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish." Benedict Nightingale for The Times says, "Delightful, annoying, supremely wishful musical..." Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard says, "It's energetic and amusing."

It 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.

Legally Blonde The Musical is currently taking bookings to 20 Feb 2011.

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