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Louise Redknapp and Amber Davies to star in 9 to 5 The Musical in selected cities this Autumn

Louise Redknapp as Violet Newstead. Photo credit: Simon Turtle.

THE producers of 9 to 5 The Musical have announced initial casting for the second production of the show when it embarks on an 11 city tour of the UK and Ireland from September 6, 2019. Full casting for each venue will be announced soon.

Louise Redknapp will play Violet Newstead and Amber Davies will play Judy Bernly at Manchester Palace Theatre; Milton Keynes Theatre; Liverpool Empire; King’s Theatre, Glasgow; Edinburgh Playhouse and Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin.

Amber Davies will play Judy Bernly at Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham; New Victoria Theatre, Woking; His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen and Sunderland Empire.

Caroline Sheen will play Violet Newstead and Amber Davies will play Judy Bernly at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.

And Brian Conley will play Franklin Hart at Milton Keynes Theatre.

The London production at the Savoy Theatre currently stars Louise Redknapp as ‘Violet Newstead’ (until June 29, 2019) and Caroline Sheen as ‘Violet Newstead’ (from July 4 2019), alongside Amber Davies as ‘Judy Bernly’, Natalie McQueen as ‘Doralee Rhodes’, Bonnie Langford as ‘Roz Keith’ and Brian Conley as ‘Franklin Hart’ until August 31, 2019.

Casting for the London production from September 2, 2019 onwards will be announced in due course.

Amber Davies. Photo by Craig Sugden.

Amber Davies graduated in 2016 with a Diploma in Musical Theatre from the Urdang Academy. Her credits whilst training include Bring It On, My Favourite Year and Memphis. Last year, she was the winner of the hit ITV reality series Love Island.

Brian Conley’s many West End credits include ‘Edna Turnblad’ in Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), ‘Caractacus Potts’ in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium), the title role in Jolson (Victoria Palace Theatre) and ‘Bill’ in Me and My Girl (Adelphi Theatre). His touring credits include the title role in Barnum and ‘Fagin’ in Oliver!. Conley’s TV credits include An Audience with Brian Conley, The Grimleys and The Brian Conley Show, all for ITV.

9 to 5 The Musical is currently booking at the Savoy Theatre until April 2020.

Images: Louise Redknapp as Violet Newstead. Photo credit: Simon Turtle (top). Amber Davies as Judy Bernly. Photo credit: Craig Sugden (bottom).