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12 Mar
2019

That 9 To 5 The Musical clock has been ticking and now Louise Redknapp is ready to return to the Savoy Theatre, playing the role of Violet Newstead from 25 March to 29 June 2019. After suffering a nasty injury shortly before the West End opening, Louise was forced to withdraw for a few weeks to recover. In her absence Caroline Sheen stepped in last minute to play the sassy office supervisor. So here’s an excuse to see the show again!

19 Feb
2019

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening of Dolly Parton’s 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at the Savoy Theatre, continuing in the West End to 31 August 2019. Perry was there at the after-party to catch up with several members of the cast including Caroline Sheen, Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen, Brian Conley and Bonnie Langford. Watch out for Brian describing Perry as one of the best theatre vloggers around & some expert video-bombing fromOlivier Award winner Michael Jibson!

11 Feb
2019

From tattoos to celebrity lookalikes, Love Island to treading the boards, Brian Conley chatted to Lorraine Kelly about all sorts when he popped by the studio to promote 9 TO 5! Watch the full interview here, the head straight off to get your tickets because it's surely going to be a sell-out!

16 Jan
2019

One item that has been occasionally outdoing Brexit on social media during the last 24 hours is the outflowing of love and admiration for the legendary Broadway artist Carol Channing – best known to many for her memorable performances in Hello, Dolly! – who has died at the age of 97. The lights of the Great White Way will dim for one minute this evening [16 January], the 55th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Dolly in 1964 in which she so brilliantly played Dolly Levi (over 5,000 times!) in a Tony-winning portrayal. Thank you for the memories…

15 Jan
2019

There’s 13 days to go until Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical opens for previews at London’s Savoy Theatre & actress Caroline Sheen has roughly that same amount of time to learn the role of Violet Newstead following injured Louise Redknapp’s break from the show. Redknapp will re-join the show from the end of March. That’s showbiz…

11 Jan
2019

What a blow for Louise Redknapp who was due to play the role of Violet in Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical but has had to temporarily withdraw after suffering a fall on the way to rehearsals. While she recovers, the show will go on, opening for previews at London’s Savoy Theatre on the same day – 28 January 2019 – as previously planned. Now we just await the news of who will stand in for the injured star.

13 Sep
2018

It’s nearly 40 years since the classic movie was released, but the themes in 9 to 5 will strike a chord with a whole new audience when the musical version opens at London’s Savoy Theatre in January 2019. Are you looking forward to living the Dolly daydream?