David Tennant stepped out last night to catch the opening night of the new stage production of Legally Blonde, which stars Sheridan Smith (Eighth Doctor audio companion Lucie Miller) and Fifth Doctor Who star Peter Davison.
Given that David has been linked with The Doctor’s Daughter herself (Davison’s daughter Georgia Moffett) for some time, it must have been quite an affair for any Doctor Who fan – the show also stars former boyband singer Duncan James, himself a former Big Finish audio actor!
Legally Blonde is a comedy musical version of the 2001 Reece WItherspoon movie. Currently booking until May 23rd, 2010, it also stars Alex Gaumond as Emmett and Jill Halfpenny as Paulette, Aoife Mulholland and Susan McFadden. Visit www.legallyblondethemusical.co.uk for more information.
The Guardian features several reviews of Legally Blonde, all of which seem to indicate that Sheridan Smith has gone down very well indeed. Only the Daily Mail’s elitist Quentin Letts has anything negative to say:
Among them are: “The villain is Peter Davison’s law don, Prof Callahan. He looks like Geoff Hoon.” And: “A crueller critic might wonder if [Smith] is glamorous enough for the role.” Letts’s parting shot is to “wonder what Hamlet would have made of Legally Blonde”, before suggesting that he “would have stabbed himself shortly before half time”.
To be honest I’m not a big fan of musical theater, but I find that a good rule in life is that if the Daily Mail don’t like it, it’s probably lots of fun!