Auditions to find a canine star for Legally Blonde The Musical in Wolverhampton

Producers of a major new tour of the Broadway and West End smash-hit, Legally Blonde The Musical, are on the hunt for four-legged stars across the UK and Ireland.

West End performer, Lucie Jones, will lead the cast which also includes EastEnders star, Rita Simons and Bill Ward, best known for playing Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street.

However the show also features two dogs in the cast. 'Bruiser' the Chihuahua will be on the road with the production, but producers have decided to hold auditions for ‘Rufus’ in every town and city on the tour. Auditions to select the dog who will appear at Wolverhampton Grand are on stage at the theatre from 9am on Thursday 20 July. Associate Director David Barrett said:

“Legally Blonde The Musical is a show all about stereotypes and not judging a book by its cover and the dogs are no different in this. So whereas ‘Bruiser’ is the cute, tiny, adorable one, with ‘Rufus’ we are looking for the total opposite.

"We are looking for a big, brutish, dog that only its mother could love - preferably a Bull Dog as in the film but we are certainly open to options.” 

Legally Blonde The Musical is an all singing, all dancing romantic comedy. The show see's college sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods, who doesn’t take no for an answer being dumped by her boyfriend dumps her for someone more 'serious'. Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books and heads for Harvard Law School.

Based on the Reese Witherspoon film, the show earned seven Tony nominations and 10 Drama Desk Award nominations during its Broadway run. In the UK it was nominated for 5 Laurence Olivier Awards winning 3 including Best New Musical, and was nominated for 8 WhatsOnStage Awards winning 4 including Best Musical.

Legally Blonde The Musical will play between Tuesday 7th and Saturday 11th November 2017 at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and are available in person at the theatre's box office, by calling 01902 42 92 12 or online at

For more information on the auditions please contact the producers by email at and not the Grand Theatre directly.


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