Amber Davies and Louise Redknapp to star in 9 to 5 the Musical in the West End
Initial casting for the new production of the Dolly Parton musical has been announced
Hit musical 9 to 5, featuring the classic music of Dolly Parton, will run in the West End at the Savoy Theatre from 28 January 2019, running to the 31 August.
Starring Louise Redknapp (Cabaret), dancer and Love Island star Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen (Kinky Boots) and Brian Conley (Barnum), the brand new West End production tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy – three colleagues who rebel against their sexist and egotistical boss.
Based on the 1980 movie of the same name, 9 to 5 premiered in Los Angeles ten years ago before opening on Broadway in 2009, where it received 15 Drama Desk Award nominations and four Tony Award nominations. It had its UK premiere in 2012, embarking on a UK tour and starring Jackie Clune, Natalie Casey, Amy Lennox, Ben Richards and Bonnie Langford.
The piece has music and lyrics by Parton with a book by Patricia Resnick, based on the screenplay by Resnick and Colin Higgins. It is directed by Jeff Calhoun, with choreography by Lisa Stevens, set and costume design by Tom Rogers, lighting design by Howard Hudson and musical direction by Andrew Hilton
Further casting is to be announced.