Exclusive: Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley to star in West End run of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5
Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 is to run in the West End, starring Louise Redknapp, Amber Davies and Brian Conley.
The musical will replace Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre and will run from January 28 to August 31, 2019.
Louise Redknapp, who most recently starred as Sally Bowles in the UK tour of Cabaret, will play Violet in the musical, which first premiered in the UK on tour in 2012, starring Bonnie Langford and Natalie Casey.
Conley will star as Franklin Hart with Love Island star Davies playing Judy and Natalie McQueen, currently starring as Lauren in Kinky Boots, in the role of Doralee.
This production will mark the West End debut of the musical, which has music and lyrics by Parton and is based on the film of the same name.
The book is written by Patricia Resnick, who said: “I couldn’t be more excited to have 9 to 5 The Musical open in one of my favourite cities, London. The English comic sensibility combined with everything happening in the world of working women right now make this both the perfect time and place for a new production.”
The show will be directed by Jeff Calhoun, with choreography by Lisa Stevens, set and costume design by Tom Rogers, lighting design by Howard Hudson, musical supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Mark Crossland, musical direction by Andrew Hilton and casting by Victoria Roe.
It is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group and Selladoor Worldwide with Gavin Kalin Productions, Glass Half Full Productions and Hartshorn – Hook Productions.