Caroline Sheen will be joining the company of Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical in the role of Violet Newstead at the Savoy Theatre, London from 28 January 2019 until the end of March. Louise Redknapp will re-join the company to play the role in the musical from the end of March.
Sheen is renowned for her leading roles in the West End, US and on tour throughout the UK. These include the West End productions of Les Misérables at the Palace and Queen’s theatres, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium, the original cast of Witches of Eastwick at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Once in a Lifetime and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the National Theatre and the title role in Mary Poppins on tour throughout the US and the UK. She will be seen later this year as a lead role in the new BBC series Pitching In.
Due to an injury this week, Redknapp has had to temporarily withdraw from performing the role of Violet in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical. The recovery time recommended means the singer and actress is no longer able to properly rehearse the show in the remaining time left before opening.
9 To 5 The Musical opens for a limited season at London’s Savoy Theatre from 28 January to 31 August 2019. Sheen will join Amber Davies as Judy Bernly, Natalie McQueen as Doralee Rhodes, Brian Conley as Franklin Hart and Bonnie Langford as Roz Keith.
9 To 5 The Musical features a book by Patricia Resnick, the film’s original screenwriter, and an original Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award-nominated score by country legend and pop icon Dolly Parton. The production is directed by Jeff Calhoun, with choreography by Lisa Stevens.