AUDITIONS: Could your four-legged friend be a star on stage at Milton Keynes Theatre?

Is your dog good with people? Do they respond well to commands? Do they have a bullish and robust look?

EastEnders’ Rita Simons, X Factor & Eurovision entrant Lucie Jones, and Bill Ward, star of Coronation Street and Emmerdale are the human stars of the show. But Legally Blonde The Musical also has two dogs in the cast – a Chihuahua called Bruiser and another called Rufus. Bruiser is already cast and will be on the road with the cast but producers have decided to hold auditions for ‘Rufus’ in every town and city on the tour.

Associated 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.’

Auditions will be held at centre:mk on Saturday 17 February from 10am.

To submit your dog for the chance to be considered, please email with your details and an image of your pet. Successful applicants will be contacted again with a timeslot.

The winner obviously gets to see their pup on stage, but they also receive a prize from, who are sponsoring the auditions, as well as tickets to a performance of their choice.


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