Bonnie Langford, who can currently be seen as Dorothy Brock in the West End production of 42nd Street, has joined the cast of the upcoming London production of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical, which will play the Savoy Theatre January 28–August 31, 2019, under the direction of Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun.
The cast will be led by the previously reported Louise Redknapp as Violet Newstead, Amber Davies as Judy Bernly, Natalie McQueen as Doralee Rhodes, and Brian Conley as Franklin Hart.
Langford, who will play Roz Keith, will be joined by the newly announced Victoria Anderson, Alexander Bartles, Ashford Campbell, Simon Campbell, Rhiane Drummond, Demmileigh Foster, Llandyll Gove, Lucinda Lawrence, Jenny Legg, Christopher Jordan Marshall, Natasha Mould, Sean Needham, Jon Reynolds, James Royden-Lyley, Giles Surridge, Sasha Wareham, and Emily Woodford.
9 to 5 features a book by Patricia Resnick, the 1980 film’s original screenwriter, and an original, Tony-nominated score by country legend Parton (who played Doralee in the film).
The musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to the boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, the women fight to reform their office.
The production will also have choreography by Lisa Stevens, 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.
The musical was originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt in April 2009. It is produced in London by Ambassador Theatre Group and Selladoor Worldwide with Gavin Kalin Productions, Glass Half Full Productions, Showtime Theatre Productions, Hartshorn – Hook Productions and Kilimanjaro Live.