Dolly Parton produces the musical of 9 to 5, which tells the story of three women – Violet, Judy and Doralee (Louise Redknapp, Vivian Panka and Stephanie Chandos) who all work in a very male-orientated American office in the 1980s.
All stand for Queen Dolly! I have been waiting to see 9 to 5 The Musical this for a long time, I’m a huge fan of Dolly Parton, having even ticked DollyWood off my must do list. Finally it happened and I was not disappointed.
Theatre may have migrated online for now (though here’s hoping that we’ll be back in the stalls and not just our armchairs or desks soon). Even though online theatre has created a much more level playing field in terms of opportunities for people and productions to be seen, with the smallest theatres like the Barn competing with the biggest like the National for audiences, star casting is STILL a thing.
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.
Due to an injury this week, Louise Redknapp has had to temporarily withdraw from performing the role of Violet in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical.
Bonnie Langford has been cast as Roz Keith in the West End production of 9 To 5 The Musical, joining the previously announced Louise Redknapp as Violet Newstead, Amber Davies as Judy Bernly, Natalie McQueen as Doralee Rhodes and Brian Conley as Franklin Hart. The musical will run at London’s Savoy Theatre, London for a strictly limited season from 28 January to 31 August 2019.
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.
Chilling in all the right places, the revival of the award-winning tour of Cabaret starring Will Young as the Emcee feels as important a piece of musical theatre as it ever did.
With the two headliners of this show – Will Young and Louise Redknapp – being bona-fide British primetime celebrities and regular tabloid fodder, its no wonder that Edinburgh turned out in force to see Cabaret, director Rufus Norris’ latest show.
If you know anything about pre-war Berlin it is that it was known for its hedonism and excess. Weimar Berlin was the uninhibited party capital of Europe, offering every perversion, debauchery, depravity and vice imaginable.
The rise of fascism is extremely prevalent in Rufus Norris’ production especially the chilling final scene of act 1 when the Emcee turns into a puppet master.
Cabaret is a show which has had many a revival and many a cast recording made from those productions but it is Rufus Norris’ 2006 interpretation that seems to have lingered the longest; a new touring version starring Louise Redknapp and Will Young starts at the New Wimbledon in late September.
Internationally renowned singer/songwriter Will Young reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as the enigmatic Emcee alongside musician and presenter Louise Redknapp, who makes her stage debut as Sally Bowles in Rufus Norris’ multi-award winning production of CABARET.