Dolly Parton’s hilarious musical comedy 9 to 5 the Musical struts into London’s West End for a strictly limited season. Playing at the Savoy Theatre, the rollicking show features a stellar female-led cast including Louise Redknapp, Amber Davies, Bonnie Langford and Natalie McQueen.
9 to 5 the Musical follows the story of three workmates, Doralee, Violet and Judy, all of whom experience the wrath of a very sexist supervisor. One day, the girls vow revenge and tie him up to teach him a lesson. With plans to reform the office, everything is quickly thrown into jeopardy when the CEO pays a surprise visit…
A hugely funny musical that is incredibly pertinent to the current social climate, 9 to 5 features an original score by country legend Dolly Parton, which was nominated for an Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award. Tunes include the toe-tapping “Around Here” and the titular “Nine to Five” as well as many more.
Casting includes Louise Redknapp, who recently appeared in the UK tour of Cabaret as Sally Bowles, as well as Natalie McQueen, who wowed audiences as Lauren in the West End’s Kinky Boots. They are joined by Love Island’s Amber Davies, 42nd Street's Bonnie Langford and entertainer Brian Conley. Following Redknapp's recent injury, Caroline Sheen steps in to play her part (Violet Newstead) until the end of March. Sheen was part of the original cast of Mamma Mia! and played Eponine in Les Misérables at the Palace Theatre.
Presented by Dolly Parton, the musical features a book by Patricia Resnick, and is based on the acclaimed 20th Century Fox Picture film, which starred Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Parton herself.
A humorous, thought-provoking and entertaining show, 9 to 5 the Musical promises the perfect night out. The production runs for a strictly limited season at London’s Savoy Theatre, from 28 January 2019. Press night was on 17 February 2019.
Louise Redknapp will play Violet from Monday 25 March 2019.
Recommended forMusical theatre lovers should definitely see this musical, which is rarely revived in the West End. Those who enjoy the film and all fans of Dolly Parton will recognise her signature music style here!
Age Recommendations: Recommended 12+. Under 5s will not be permitted