Photo Call For Legally Blonde Dog Auditions At Bristol Hippodrome

The Bristol Hippodrome are auditioning local pooches to play the role of Rufus when the National Tour of Legally Blonde comes to Bristol in October. Over 20 local dogs will be competing to be best in show and this is your opportunity to be involved!

Photo call information:

When Saturday 22 July

Where Hotel Du Vin

Time 1pm – All dogs lined up

Time 3.30pm – Final 3 and Winner announced

Sitting on that all important judging panel will be Legally Blonde Associate Director David Barrett, Bristol Hippodrome Theatre Director Jenny Hutchinson and Destination Bristol Head of Tourism Kathryn Davis.

The smash hit Musical based on the best loved movie follows beautiful and popular sorority sister Elle Woods who loves to be pampered and is passionate about pink. When she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner Huntingdon III for a more serious girlfriend she puts down the credit cards and picks up the books. Packing up her trusty pooch, Bruiser, she bags herself a place at the prestigious Harvard Law School to try and win him back. Along the way Elle meets Paulette and together they fight to get Paulette’s “precious baby Rufus” back from her ex-boyfriend.

Which dog will raise the roof of The Bristol Hippodrome? Will they meet the following criteria?

  • A British Bulldog –although open to other breeds, but they need to have that look about them. Fairly bullish and robust.
  • Temperament – Relaxed, laid back, good with people and enjoys a good fuss.
  • Responsive to Commands – responds to ‘come here’, ‘sit’ etc and doesn’t just wander off.
  • Tricks – If skills are good enough they could end up using them in the show!
  • Experience – Although absolutely not essential, some form of stage experience would be a huge bonus

For more information or to apply please email Alison Cobb on

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Matthew has been writing for the past 5 years about music, sports and movies and has now finally got his chance to write about theatre. Having previously worked for the likes of Kerrang and Uncut, as well as previously having a radio show for 6 Towns, he has interviewed hundreds of bands throughout his career.

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