Louise Redknapp to appear in 9-5 the musical at Sunderland Empire as live theatre resumes

It’s been announced that Louise Redknapp will reprise her role as Violet Newstead in the forthcoming UK tour of Dolly Parton’s smash-hit 9 To 5 The Musical, as live theatre returns to the city.

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL. Louise Redknapp 'Violet Newstead'. Photo Simon Turtle.
9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL. Louise Redknapp 'Violet Newstead'. Photo Simon Turtle.

Leading the way as one of the first full scale musicals to tour the UK in 2021, Louise will appear in the show from Tuesday, November 9 - Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Sunderland Empire.

Louise played the role of Violet Newstead to rave reviews from audiences and critics alike when the musical based on the hit Dolly Parton film of the same name opened in the West End at the Savoy Theatre in 2019.

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Louise’s other theatre credits include Sally Bowles in the national tour of Cabaret. In 2016 the former Eternal band member and solo singer reached the final of Strictly Come Dancing.

Louise Redknapp 'Violet Newstead' and Christopher Jordan Marshall 'Joe'. Photo Simon Turtle.

Dolly Parton said: “I am so proud that 9 to 5 will be coming back soon to theatres all across the UK. Louise has been wonderful since she led the show in the West End and we're all so excited to give audiences the best night out after we have all waited so long!”.

9 To 5 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 country legend and pop icon Dolly Parton.

It tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy - three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss.

*Tickets priced from £13 are available from 0844 871 7615 or www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland

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