Gareth Gates and Jennifer Ellison are coming to MK

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Gareth Gates and Jennifer Ellison are to join the cast of the international award-winning hit Legally Blonde The Musical as ‘Warner’ and ‘Paulette’ at Milton Keynes Theatre,

The show will run between July 31 and August 11. Faye Brooks stars in the role of ‘Elle’ and Iwan Lewis plays ‘Emmett’. Further casting will be announced.

Gareth Gates shot to fame in 2002 when he was famously voted runner-up in the UK’s first hit television series of Pop Idol. He has since gone on to sell 3.5 million records in the UK alone, releasing three albums and had four UK number 1 singles.

More recently Gareth has starred in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (West End), Les Miserables (25th Anniversary tour and West End) and Loserville (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and appeared last Christmas at Milton Keynes Theatre in the smash hit panto – Aladdin.

Jennifer Ellison is best known for her roles in the TV soap opera Brookside and the film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera. Her theatre credits include ‘Roxie Hart’ in Chicago (West End and UK tour), Boeing Boeing (Comedy Theatre) and Calendar Girls and she has made numerous other television appearances (Hotel Babylon, The Verdict, The Brief, Hell’s Kitchen and as a judge on Dirty Dancing- Time of Your Life). Jennifer was recently seen wowing judges and audiences alike on ITV’s hit show Dancing on Ice where she reached the semi finals.

Winner of 7 major awards including the coveted Best Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards) this all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got!

Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winning Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray), Legally Blonde The Musical is the funniest and most fabulous musical around. The best show in town, case closed.

Howard Panter, joint Chief Executive of Ambassador Theatre Group said: “Legally Blonde The Musical is a roaring success, people across the UK from Bristol to York and as far as Glasgow have taken Legally Blonde into their hearts and are having an Elle of a party at the theatre. Critically acclaimed on tour and getting standing ovations night after night, we are thrilled that Legally Blonde The Musical, the success story from Broadway and London is continuing around the UK whilst Australia prepares to succumb to the charms of Elle Woods in September and a further international tour is planned.”

www.legallyblondethemusical.co.uk/tour

Book your tickets today at Milton Keynes Theatre Box Office, Call 0844 871 7652 (bkg fee) or visit www.atgtickets.com /miltonkeynes