FIRST there was the film starring Reece Witherspoon, and the musical proved to be a West End hit and now the smash-hit, feel-good romantic comedy is coming to the region.

Legally Blonde, the Musical opened yesterday and runs until Saturday.

Produced by The New Garrett Theatre, said to be one of its biggest shows yet.

It is the theatre's company's second show of the year.

Based on the book by Heather Hach, the musical tells the story the story of Elle Woods, a Sorority girl who enrols at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner.

She discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others, and successfully defends exercise queen Brooke Wyndham in a murder trial.

Throughout the show, no one has faith in Elle Woods, but she manages to surprise them when she defies expectations while staying true to herself.

Megan Lyth, who is playing the part of Paulette, said: "This has been one of the best shows so far!

"We have been rehearsing multiple times a week and we are all having so much fun with it!"

Due to the closure of Formby Hall the company was on the move and at the end of 2015 The New Garrett Theatre re-located to Atherton Community School which has proved to be a fantastic new venue.

The Company’s first production was performed there in January 2016, “Snow White and the Magnificent Seven Dwarfs” followed by “Jack The Ripper” in July 2016.

Tickets for the show are on sale at

The show starts at 7.30pm, with an additional matinee at 2pm. Tickets are priced £8 for adults, £6 for children and a family ticket at £22