Legally Blonde in Eastbourne

The Rattonians present Legally Blonde at the Congress Theatre this summer
The Rattonians present Legally Blonde at the Congress Theatre this summer

If warm and lighthearted romantic comedy is your thing then roll on this summer - The Rattonians have got it covered with their version of hit musical Legally Blonde.

The Rattonians will present this international success and award-winner for the first time in Eastbourne when they take to the stage at The Congress Theatre.

The musical enjoyed three triumphant years in the West End and won seven major awards including the 2011 Olivier Award.

It followed from the popular Hollywood blockbuster of 2001 starring a young Reese Witherspoon as the fearsome Southern Belle who triumphs in the face of what some might see as adversity.

This all-singing, all-dancing romantic musical comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got... Elle Woods (Emily Davis) can handle anything, so when her boyfriend, Warner (Laurence Dengate) dumps her she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School and win him back.

Her best friends, Serena (Chloe Hurst), Pilar (Meggie Dennis) and Serena (Rachel Brett) support her in her bid to win back Warner.

She meets beautician, Paulette (Paula Pout) and Lawyer, Emmett (Damon Willer) and learns that it is so much better to be smart than beautiful.

Legal Chief Callahan (James Bell) is not convinced that Elle is ready for the task of becoming a lawyer but she triumphs in the end.

In addition to the 50 strong cast, The Rattonians auditioned for the role of Bruiser, Elle’s Chihuahua.

Three beautiful dogs, Lola, Ruby and Alvin have been selected to play the role on different evenings.

Next Sunday the search is on for Rufus, Paulette’s bull dog.

This will be The Rattonians 25th summer show at The Congress Theatre and is something new for all ages.

Mark Adams directs, with choreography from Jan Lynton and Carl Greenwood as musical director.

Legally Blonde is on at the Congress Theatre from July 28-August 1, with evening performances at 7.30pm and Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.3opm.

Tickets cost from £10-£16.50, call the box office on 412000..