News: Caroline Sheen to return to Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 the musical

Caroline Sheen will return to the role of Violet Newstead in 9 to 5 the musical at the Savoy Theatre, London from 4 July 2019, replacing Louise Redknapp.

Caroline starred as Violet Newstead to rave reviews when the production first opened at the Savoy Theatre in February. She is renowned for her leading roles in the West End, US and on tour throughout the UK. These include the West End productions of Les Misérables at the Palace and Queen’s theatres, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium, the original cast of The Witches of Eastwick at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Once in a Lifetime and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the National Theatre and the title role in Mary Poppins on tour throughout the US and the UK. She was most recently seen as Carys in the new BBC series Pitching In.

Caroline will star opposite Amber Davies as Judy Bernly, Natalie McQueen as Doralee Rhodes, Bonnie Langford as Roz Keith and Brian Conley as Franklin Hart until 31 August 2019.

Casting from September 2019 onwards, for both the London production at the Savoy Theatre and the second production starting its tour in Birmingham, will be announced soon.

9 to 5 the musical opened in the West End in February, where Dolly Parton attended the premiere and joined the cast on stage at the finale. The musical features a book by Patricia Resnick, the legendary film’s original screenwriter, and an original Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by multi Grammy Award winner, country legend and pop icon Dolly Parton.

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 women 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!

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Photo credit: Craig Sugden



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