Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical will open at London’s Savoy Theatre for a strictly limited season from 28 January to 31 August 2019 starring Louise Redknapp as Violet Newstead, Amber Davies as Judy Bernly, Natalie McQueen as Doralee Rhodes and Brian Conley as Franklin Hart.
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.
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?
The musical is directed by Jeff Calhoun, the choreography is by Lisa Stevens, set and costume design is by Tom Rogers, lighting design is by Howard Hudson, musical supervision, arrangements and orchestrations are by Mark Crossland, musical direction is by Andrew Hilton and casting is by Victoria Roe.
Dolly Parton is the most honoured female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified Gold, Platinum, and multi-Platinum awards, she has had 26 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years.
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, Redknapp 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 Favourite Year and Memphis. Last year, Davies 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. McQueen 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! Conley’s TV credits include An Audience with Brian Conley, The Grimleys and The Brian Conley Show, all for ITV.