Full company has been announced for the UK tour of Dolly Parton’s smash-hit 9 to 5 the Musical. The production is set to open at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre on 31 August.
Joining Louise Redknapp as Violet Newstead is Vivian Panka in her professional debut as Judy Bernly, Stephanie Chandos (9 to 5 the Musical) as Doralee Rhodes, Sean Needham (Kinky Boots) as Franklin Hart Jr., Julia J. Nagle (American in Paris) as Roz Keith and Russell Dickson (Evita) as Joe.
Further casting includes returning ensemble members Alexander Bartles, Sierra Brewerton, Demmileigh Foster, Ross Lee Fowkes, Jon Reynolds, Kirsty Anne Shaw, Ricardo Spriggs, Grace Walker, Emily Woodford, and Richard Taylor Woods, alongside Rebekah Bryant, Emily Bull, Sonny Grieveson, Callum Henderson, Joshua Lear, Sarah-Marie Maxwell and Clayton Rosa.
9 to 5 the Musical features a book by Patricia Resnick and score by country legend Dolly Parton. It 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? Inspired by the cult film, this hilarious new West End production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!
The show is directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Lisa Stevens, with 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.
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