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Redknapp & Davies take 9 to 5

June 13, 2019 | By | Reply More

Headline casting announced for 9 to 5 The Musical

Louise Redknapp and Amber Davies will take lead roles in the production of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical when it arrives at the Edinburgh Playhouse in November.

Redknapp and Davies will continue the roles they are currently playing in the West End production of the show, with Redknapp as Violet Newstead and Davies as Judy Bernly, two of the trio of women who take on their sexist, egotistical boss.

Louise Redknapp as Violet Newstead in the current West End production of 9 to 5. Pic: Simon Turtle

Casting has yet to be announced for the third member of the trio, Doralee, the role played by Dolly Parton in the 1980 movie on which the musical is based.

The tour opens in Birmingham in September, plays a week at the Glasgow King’s from October 8 and Aberdeen from October 22 before arriving at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Tuesday 12 November where it plays through to Saturday 16 November 2019.

Louise Redknapp most recently starred as Sally Bowles in the national tour of Cabaret and in 2016 reached the final of Strictly Come Dancing. As a musician Louise has sold millions of records. She was a member of the band Eternal before embarking on a highly successful solo career, with her first live shows in 15 years selling out all over the UK.

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Amber Davies graduated in 2016 with a Diploma in Musical Theatre from the Urdang Academy. Her credits whilst training include Bring It On, My Favourite Year and Memphis. In 2017 Davies was the winner of the hit ITV reality series Love Island.

Amber Davies as Judy Bernly in the current West End production of 9 to 5. Pic: Simon Turtle

The most recent production of 9 to 5 opened in the West End in February, where Dolly Parton attended the premiere and joined the cast on stage at the finale. It features a book by Patricia Resnick, the film’s original screenwriter, coupled with an original score and lyrics by Dolly Parton.

The show is directed by Jeff Calhoun and is choreography by Lisa Stevens. Design is by Tom Rogers with lighting design by Howard Hudson, sound design by Poti Martin and video design by Nina Dunn.

Listing and links

9 to 5 The Musical
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA.
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 November 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book online.

The Original Cast Recording and 1990 movie are available on Amazon. Click images for details:

9 to 5 The Musical on tour 2019:
6 – 14 September 2019 Birmingham
The New Alexandra Theatre
0844 871 3011 Book online
17 – 21 September 2019 Manchester
Palace Theatre
0844 871 3019 Book online
24 – 28 September 2019 Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre
08448 717652 Book online
1 – 5 October 2019 Liverpool
Empire
08448 713 017 Book online
8 – 12 October 2019 Glasgow
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648 Book online
15 – 19 October 2019 Woking
New Victoria
0844 871 7645 Book online
22 – 26 October 2019 Aberdeen
His Majesty’s Theatre
01224 641122 Book online
29 October 2019 – 2 November 2019 Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online
5 – 9 November 2019 Sunderland
Sunderland Empire
0844 871 3022 Book online
12 – 16 November 2019 Edinburgh
Playhouse
0844 871 3014 Book online
19 – 23 November 2019 Dublin
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
0818 719 377 Book online

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