Thursday, September 13

Just Announced - Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 Musical to open at Savoy in January starring Brian Conley & Louise Redknapp

Dolly Parton's 9 to 5: The Musical last toured the UK in 2012/13 wiith Selladoor productions just announcing they are producing it at the Savoy Theatre in London's West End in January 2019.  

It is based on the 1980 movie of the same name starring Dolly, with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. It has music and lyrics by Dolly ranging from rockabilly to rhythm and blues, and features a book by Patricia Resnick, based on the screenplay by Resnick and Colin Higgins. The musical premiered in Los Angeles in September 2008, and opened on Broadway in April 2009. It received 15 Drama Desk Award nominations. 

Directed by Jeff Calhoun, 9 to 5 The Musical is a story of friendship, gossip and revenge of three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical, lying, bigot of a boss. They conspire to take control of the company and learn there's nothing they can't do - even in a man's world.

Casting news so far includes Louise Redknapp as Violet Newstead, Love Island’s Amber Davies is Judy Bernly and Natalie McQueen is Doralee Rhodes - the part played by Dolly Parton in the picturea- with Brian Conley as the boss Franklyn J Hart.

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 Favourite 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.

Buy tickets for 9 to 5  which is currently running from January 28th to August 31st 2019

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