Louise Redknapp will appear in the new 2021 UK tour of 9 To 5: The Musical, it’s been announced.
The singer will reprise her role of Violet Newstead from the West End production, which was forced to close prematurely due to the pandemic last year.
Redknapp will appear in the cast from 24 August Glasgow King’s Theatre.
Stephanie Chandos will take on the role of Doralee Rhodes with further casting for the new UK tour is to be announced.
With a score written by country music icon Dolly Parton, 9 To 5 The Musical is based on the 1980s comedy movie of the same name, which Dolly starred in.
The Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score features some of Parton’s biggest hits, including the legendary ‘9 to 5’, as well as original songs written for the show.
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!”
The 9 to 5 Musical tour will begin performances in Woking on 13 August before visits to Manchester, Glasgow, Southampton, Edinburgh, Aylesbury, Llandudno, Bristol, London, Liverpool, Sunderland and Birmingham.
For now an official West End cast recording of 9 to 5 The Musical is available on CD, download and streaming.