The cast of Laurence O’Keefe, Nell Benjamin and Heather Hach’s Legally Blonde performed on Children in Need last night. Here’s the footage:
Unfortunately, the performance is terrible. It’s under-rehearsed and very clear that the cast is not ready for a performance like this yet. Made up this way, Sheridan Smith looks too old for the role and she sounds awful. So much so that she and co-star Duncan James seem less talented than almost anyone in the chorus. Incredibly disappointing.
Smith sounds much better in this promotional video for the production, which has been out for ages:
Problem is she still looks like she’s been for a few too many rounds on the tanning bed and like she’s using a truckload of makeup to cover it up. The look will matter less on stage though, and I hope she has less of an issue with pitch in the theatre than she does in the live performance at Children in Need.