The musical, featuring the music of Dolly Parton will play at the Savoy Theatre from the 28th January until the 31st August 2019.
Directed by Jeff Calhoun, the musical is based on the 1980 film of the same name and is set to star Louise Redknapp (Cabaret), Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen (Kinky Boots) and Brian Conley (Barnum) – with further casting yet to be announced.
9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy – three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the girls manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?
Featuring music and lyrics by Parton with a book by Patricia Resnick and based on the screenplay by Resnick and Colin Higgins, 9 to 5 the musical 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 premiered in the UK in 2012, embarking on a UK tour which included Jackie Clune, Amy Lennox, Ben Richards and Bonnie Langford in its cast.
The creative team for the production includes choreography by Lisa Stevens, set and costume design by Tom Rogers, lighting design by Howard Hudson and musical direction by Andrew Hilton.