Music and lyrics written by Parton
Dolly Parton presents 9 To 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theater in London for a strictly limited season from January 28-August 31, 2019. The play stars Louise Redknapp as Violet Newstead, Amber Davies as Judy Bernly, Natalie McQueen as Doralee Rhodes and Brian Conley as Franklin Hart. Tickets are on sale now.
9 To 5 The Musical features a book by Patricia Resnick, the legendary film’s original screenwriter, and an original Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by country legend and pop icon Dolly Parton. It tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy – three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the girls manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit? Inspired by the cult film this hilarious new West End production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!
Louise Redknapp most recently starred as Sally Bowles in the national tour of Cabaret. In 2016 she reached the final of Strictly Come Dancing. As a musician Louise has sold millions of records. She was a member of the band Eternal before embarking on a highly successful solo career, with her first live shows in 15 years selling out all over the UK.
Amber Davies graduated in 2016 with a Diploma in Musical Theatre from the Urdang Academy. Her credits whilst training include Bring It On, My Favorite Year and Memphis. Last year, Amber was the winner of the hit ITV reality series Love Island.
Natalie McQueen is currently appearing in the West End as Lauren in Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre. Her other credits include Murder Ballad at the Arts Theatre, Wicked at the Apollo Victoria and Les Misérables at the Palace Theatre. Natalie has also appeared in the UK and Ireland tour of Wonderland.
Brian Conley’s many West End credits include Edna Turnblad in Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium, the title role in Jolson at the Victoria Palace and Bill in Me and My Girl at the Adelphi Theatre. His touring credits include the title role in Barnum and Fagin in Oliver!. Brian’s TV credits include An Audience with Brian Conley, The Grimleys and The Brian Conley Show, all for ITV.
9 To 5 The Musical is written by Patricia Resnick, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. It is directed by Jeff Calhoun, choreography by Lisa Stevens, set and costume design by Tom Rogers, lighting design by Howard Hudson, musical supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Mark Crossland, musical direction by Andrew Hilton and casting by Victoria Roe.
9 To 5 The Musical Original Broadcast Cast Recording is planned for re-release via Dolly Records/Sony Music although no release date has been given as of press time.
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