Friday, August 27

Van Outen, Dillon & Stenson to join new Legally Blonde cast

As previously tipped, Denise Van Outen will take over from Jill Halfpenny as hairdresser Paulette in Legally Blonde the Musical  at the Savoy Theatre. She joins Sheridan Smith, Richard Fleeshman, Alex Gaumond, AoifeMulholland and Peter Davison with Siobhan Dillon and Hollyoaks' Carley Stenson on 25th October 2010.

Sheridan  announced earlier this week that she is extending her run until 9th January 2011.

Denise Van Outen will take over the role of  Paulette the hairdresser from Jill Halfpenny. Her West End credits include Tell Me on a Sunday, Rent: Remixed, Chicago and Les Miserables.This is her first West End show since she gave birth to baby Betsy with husband Lee Mead (currently playing Fiyero in Wicked!) in May.

Siobhan Dillon (pictured) was one of the finalists in “How do you solve a problem like Maria?” She has appeared as Sandy in Grease in London’s West End and as Sally Bowles in the tour of Cabaret.  She is due to take over the part of Vivienne from Caroline Keiff in September

Carley Stenson will be playing Margot. She is best known for playing Steph Cunningham in Hollyoaks for the past ten years. She has also appeared in regional productions of Grease, The Boyfriend, Oliver! and Abbamania and is a member of the all-female band Diamond.

Other cast members from 25th October include: Stephane Anelli (Padamadan, Nikos), Emma Bateman (Stenographer), Thomas Camilleri (Carlos), Chris Ellis-Stanton (Grandmaster Chad, Dewey, Kyle), Kimmy Edwards (Judge, Saleswoman), Ibinabo Jack (Pilar), Suzie McAdam (Enid), Andy Mace (Dad, Winthrop, Reporter), Susan McFadden (Serena), Sorelle Marsh (Courtney, Mom, Whitney), Aoife Mulholland (Brooke), Sean Mulligan (Pforzheimer), Dawn Sievewright (Kate, Chutney), Robbie Towns (Aaron), Dominic Tribuzio (Kiki), Tamara Wall (District Attorney) and Stephen Webb (Lowell), as well as Jonathan Mawson, Jane McMurtrie, Lucy Miller, Ruthie Stephenson and Gregor Stewart as swings.

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