Jackie Clune, Bonnie Langford and More Cast in U.K. Premiere of Dolly Parton's 9 to 5: The Musical

News   Jackie Clune, Bonnie Langford and More Cast in U.K. Premiere of Dolly Parton's 9 to 5: The Musical
Principal casting has been announced for the U.K. premiere of Dolly Parton's 9 to 5: The Musical, which begins performances at Manchester's Opera House Oct. 12 for a run through Oct. 20, prior to a national tour that will also visit Wimbledon in Southwest London, Sunderland, Woking, Glasgow, Stoke, Edinburgh, Oxford and Brighton, with further dates to be announced.

Bonnie Langford
Bonnie Langford

The show will star Natalie Casey as Judy Bernly, Jackie Clune as Violet Newstead, Bonnie Langford as Roz Keith, Amy Lennox as Doralee Rhodes and Ben Richards as Franklin Hart.

Casey is probably best known as Donna in nine series of "Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps." She is currently appearing onstage in the West End in Abigail's Party, and she has previously appeared in Legally Blonde - the Musical.

Clune has appeared in the West End as Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot, and she has toured internationally as Donna in Mamma Mia!

Langford's extensive credits include the original company of Cats, as well as Roxie Hart in Chicago in the West End, on Broadway and on the U.S. tour. She recently played the Lady of the Lake in the national tour of Monty Python's Spamalot, which she is about to reprise in the West End run at the Harold Pinter Theatre next month. In 2006 she reached the final of ITV1's "Dancing on Ice."

Lennox recently played the role of Elle Woods in the U.K. tour of Legally Blonde. West End credits include Liesl in The Sound of Music at the London Palladium.

Richards recently starred as Tick in Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the West End. Other West End credits include Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Danny in Grease, Tony in Saturday Night Fever and Jerry Lukowski in The Full Monty.

For full touring dates and to book, visit www.atgtickets.com/dolly.

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