“Omigod You Guys!”… What a show!

Thirty-nine King’s Ely Senior students put their heart and soul into making our production of ‘Legally Blonde The Musical’ the resounding success it was – and that was just those who were on the stage.

As is always the case with a King’s Ely musical, ‘Legally Blonde’ was a mammoth team effort. From the set design to the stage management, the band to the box office, and the lighting operation to those in hair and make-up – we could not be more proud of you all if we tried. And not forgetting Monty and Poppy the dogs, of course!

All five performances in the Hayward Theatre from December 7th-10th were sell-outs, meaning that around 1,200 of you supported the show – thank you, thank you, thank you!

Oliver Pengelly, Director of Drama and Theatre at King’s, said: “What a joy it was to be back in the Hayward Theatre with five sell-out performances. The buzz of excitement around school was palpable all week and the brilliant cast did not disappoint on stage. Congratulations to all the students involved for their incredible commitment over the last few weeks and for their non-stop energy in performance. The cast seemed to love every minute of this production, and I hope they have made memories that last a very long time.

“Thank you to the many pupils and staff who worked tirelessly backstage and were fundamental to the success of the production, as well as to the creative team who dedicated so much time to rehearsal and were truly inspirational throughout. A final thank you must go to the families of the cast for their constant support and to the King’s Ely audiences for coming out in such huge numbers. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Hayward Theatre for more productions in the Lent Term!”

Based on the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, ‘Legally Blonde’ was transformed by Heather Hach (book), Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin (music and lyrics) into an Olivier Award-winning musical in 2007.

The show was directed and produced by Mr Pengelly. Neil Porter-Thaw was Musical Director, Natasha Hobbs was in charge of choreography and costumes, and Patrick Wilson was Assistant Director and responsible for the props.

Dress rehearsal images taken by Toby Roney (Old Elean).

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