Tickets are now on sale for 9 to 5 the Musical which brings the brilliant music of Dolly Parton to life on stage. With a story based on the 1980 film of the same name, the show gets its West End premiere at the Savoy Theatre from January 2019. Dolly Parton - 9 to 5 The Musical is a hilarious story of friendship, gossip and revenge.
9 to 5 runs at the Savoy Theatre until 31st August 2019, with tickets on sale now. The show stars Louise Redknapp, Bonnie Langford, Natalie McQueen, Amber Davies and Brian Conley.
The musical opened on Broadway in 2009 at the Marquis Theatre, starring actress Megan Hilty. The production was nominated for four Tony Awards, including one for Parton herself who was up for Best Original Score. Reviews for the musical were generally positive, with The Guardian calling the musical “a triumph” when it opened in New York.
9 to 5 the Musical opened at the West End's Savoy Theatre on 17th February 2019 in the presence of Dolly Parton herself, who took to the stage during the curtain call to express her pride in the show and added that the cast 'made her look good!'.
9 to 5 the Musical has been performed in the UK before. Amy Lennox, Bonnie Langford and Natalie Casey starred in a UK tour of the show in 2012, and the musical played the fringe London venue Upstairs at the Gatehouse in 2017.A UK tour concluded in 2013, and tickets for the 2019 West End premiere at the Savoy are now on sale.
The cast of the West End premiere of 9 to 5 will star Kinky Boots actress Natalie McQueen as Judy Bernly as Doralee Rhodes, Love Island winner Amber Davies as Judy Bernly and Olivier Award nominee and panto favourite Brian Conley as Franklin Hart.
9 to 5 the Musical soundtrack
The Broadway production of 9 to 5 the Musical featured some of Dolly's biggest hits, including "9 to 5", "Backwoods Barbie" and "Get Out and Stay Out", as well as original songs written for the show by Parton herself, such as "Around Here", "One of the Boys", "5 to 9" and "Heart to Hart". You can listen to songs from the Original Broadway Cast Recording here. Parton was nominated for the Tony Award for best original score in 2009, as well as the Grammy Award for best musical show album.
9 to 5 the Musical Reviews
Below are some reviews from the UK touring production of 9 to 5.
’A winning mix of raucous good humour and genuinely touching moments’ ★★★★ Telegraph
'Jeff Calhoun’s slick and sparkly production is a nostalgia trip with awesome authenticity.’ ★★★★ Mail on Sunday
Featuring Dolly’s biggest hits such as “Always a Woman”, “Around Here” “Get Out and Stay Out”, and of course the title track 9 to 5, the musical is the story of three workers – Violet, Doralee and Judy – who work under their difficult boss Franklin Hart Jnr at Consolidated Industries. When it’s revealed Judy doesn’t have any work experience, the others take her under their wing and give her a few tips about surviving in an office environment.
9 to 5 the Musical Child Policy
Age Recommendation: 12+ Please note: This production contains comic sexual references, light drug use and the occasional curse word.
Bonnie Langford, Louise Redknapp, Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen, Brian Conley, Victoria Anderson, Alexander Bartles, Ashley Campbell, Simon Campbell, Rhiane Drummond, Demmileigh Foster, Llandyll Gove, Lucinda Lawrence, Jenny Legg, Christopher Jordan Marshall, Natasha Mould, Sean Needham, Jon Reynolds, James Royden-Lyley, Giles Surridge, Sasha Wareham and Emily Woodford.
Sometimes theatre is all in the timing. When the 1980 comedy 9 to 5 was first turned into a Broadway musical in 2009, it was just the latest in a run of film titles being opportunistically adapted for the stage; and it duly ran for only five months there. But now, in the wake of #MeToo, its story about sexual harassment and bullying in the office place, as well as unequal pay and opportunities... Read more
Louise Redknapp will return from injury and join the cast of 9 to 5 at the Savoy Theatre later this month, it has been announced.
Redknapp was scheduled to play the role of Violet Newstead in 9 to 5 from 28th January, however she was forced to temporarily withdraw from the production due to injury, fracturing her wrist in a fall during rehearsals.
Caroline Sheen stepped into the role of Violet Newstead, rehearsing with the cast of 9 to 5 and playing the role throughout previews and on the show's opening night on 17th February.
One of the biggest shows to open in the West End this year, 9 to 5 is the musical adaptation of the 1980 film that saw Dolly Parton rise to fame.
The musical follows a trio of female workers (played by Caroline Sheen, Amber Davies and Natalie McQueen) as they try to take down their boss Franklin Hart Jr. (Brian Conley) in a show of female empowerment that’s packed with hilarity (not least thanks to a potentially show-stealing performance by Bonnie Langford).
There’s pressure when any performer takes to the stage in a major musical in the West End, that comes with the territory. But it’s surely amplified when you’re playing a role made famous by the legend whose name is above the door, in the musical titled after her biggest hit?
It doesn’t bother Natalie McQueen. She’s currently playing Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5 the Musical, the role Dolly Parton played in the 1980 hit movie, and, while she’s been paying close attention to the way Dolly walks and talks, she’ll be sure to put her own spin in the character.
Images have been released for the West End premiere of 9 to 5, currently playing at the Savoy Theatre.
9 to 5 tells the story of three female workers at Consolidated Industries as they dream up ways to get rid of their boss Franklin Hart Jr, with a soundtrack including “9 to 5”, “Get Out and Stay Out” and “Always A Woman”.
EDIT: Louise Redknapp has since rejoined the cast of 9 to 5 the Musical in London, and is scheduled to play the part of Violet until 30th June.
Caroline Sheen is set to replace Louise Redknapp in the upcoming West End production of Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 at the Savoy Theatre.
It was announced last week that Redknapp has had to withdraw from the production after sustaining an injury to her chin and a broken wrist after a nasty fall.
Redknapp will be replaced by Sheen, who will now play the role of Violet when performances begin at the Savoy Theatre on 28th January.
It has been announced that Louise Redknapp has had to delay her upcoming performances in 9 to 5, after an injury earlier this week.
Louise Redknapp was scheduled to appear in 9 to 5 as Violet alongside a cast including Bonnie Langford, Brian Conley and Amber Davies, with Redknapp set to make her West End debut from 28th January.
The actress set to step in to play the role during Louise’s absence will be announced shortly.
The full casting has been announced for the upcoming West End premiere of 9 to 5 the Musical at the Savoy Theatre, with Bonnie Langford set to play Roz Keith.
Langford is currently playing Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. In 2012, she starred in the national tour of 9 to 5 the Musical, where she played Roz Keith alongside a cast including Natalie Casey and Ben Richards. Her previous West End credits include The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, Roxie Hart in Chicago and Muriel Eubanks in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.