It's almost showtime at Priory
20 November 2023
It will all be about fashion, beauty and a Harvard Law Degree when the Priory cast take to the stage for the production of Legally Blonde!
The comedy, with Reece Witherspoon playing the lead role of Elle Woods in the film, is about a fashion-conscious girl who is trying to win back her ex-boyfriend.
He believes she won’t fit into his life as he wants to go to Harvard Law School and become a senator. She sets to prove him wrong!
Lead Teacher of Drama Miss Howell said: “We chose Legally Blonde as it is fun and exciting and probably a bit different to what we have done in the past.
“We tried to choose something which is up-to-date and on in the West End and not just the traditional productions, although we do enjoy them!
“Rehearsals are going really well, everyone is so enthusiastic about it and that makes it easy to do.
“For this show, we have hired a set so we are excited about that.
“We have also had lots of newcomers this year wanting to take part in the show. Year 7s have shown enthusiasm but there are Year 9s, who have never been in a production, who have volunteered to have a go this year and that’s nice to see.”
Year 11 India has the lead role and said: “I am excited but it has helped as I did Legally Blonde with The Empty Space Theatre in Manchester so I know it already. I wasn’t the lead there so it is different.
“I like this role, I like being a bit ditsy!
“It is a busy time for me at the moment as I am studying for my GCSEs and I am also in two other shows – 'Frozen' with Empty Space and 'Les Miserables' with a theatre group. I want to go into acting so I enjoy them all!”
Lewis, who has been in the school productions of Mary Poppins and Matilda already, plays Emmett Forrest, a quiet, thoughtful and talented lawyer.
“He is kind of the love interest. It’s a different character to who I have played before so it’s fun. I am managing juggling the show and my GCSEs so it’s all good.”
Year 9 Lucy plays Serena and Year 10 Ella plays Margot, two of the Sorority Sisters.
Ella said: “It’s going really well so far. I have seen the film and the musical so that helps. It’s good fun.”
Performances start at 7pm on Tuesday, 5 December and Wednesday, 6 December
Adults £8 | Concessions £6 (children 16 years and under / adults aged 65 and over)
Tickets can be purchased via SCOPay for pupils to collect from the school office the next day, or they can be bought with cash from Reception.
Members of the public, friends and extended family are also extremely welcome. Tickets will also be available on the door, subject to availability. Cash only, thank you.
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