Lucie Jones, the UK representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, has been announced as the lead role in the UK and Irish tour of Legally Blonde. The musical will embark on a major tour in September
Lucie Jones will star as the main character, Elle Woods, in a new UK tour of Legally Blonde the Musical, which opens in Bromley in September 2017
Jones returns to the role after appearing in a production of the musical at Curve Leicester last year. She is currently starring in the UK tour of Rent, and her previous theatre roles include We Will Rock You, Ghost, American Psycho and Les Miserables. Her musical credentials and experience of singing live made her an ideal candidate to represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.
Based on the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde is a musical comedy set in America about the sorority girl Elle Woods, who earns herself a place at Harvard Law School in an attempt to win her boyfriend back by proving that she’s not just a pretty face.
The music and lyrics of the musical are by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin. This new production will be directed and choreographed by Anthony Williams with musical supervision and direction by James McCullough.
Legally Blonde runs at the at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley from 18 to 23 September before touring to High Wycombe, Bristol, Woking, Northampton, Rhyl, Sheffield, Wolverhampton, Southampton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Stoke, Canterbury, Norwich, Leeds, Blackpool, Sunderland, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Nottingham, Birmingham, Salford, Liverpool, Brighton and Wimbledon.
Lucie Jones will represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song I will never give up on you, which was written by the Danish Eurovision 2013 winner, Emmelie de Forrest. As Lucie is a direct qualifier for the final, her final running order position will not be decided until after all the semi final qualifiers are known.