LOUISE Redknapp will reprise her role as Violet Newstead in 9 to 5 The Musical when it comes to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, in September.

Louise played the role of Violet Newstead to rave reviews from audiences and critics alike when 9 to 5 The Musical opened in the West End at the Savoy Theatre in 2019.

Louise’s other theatre credits include Sally Bowles in the national tour of Cabaret. In 2016 she reached the final of Strictly Come Dancing and as a

musician she has sold millions of records, as a member of the band Eternal and then as a solo artist, with her first live shows in 15 years selling out all over the UK.

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. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the girls manage to reform their office - or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit? Inspired by the cult film this new West End production is about teaming up and standing up.

It is written by Patricia Resnick, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. It is directed by Jeff Calhoun, 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 is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group and Selladoor Worldwide with Gavin Kalin Productions, Glass Half Full Productions, Showtime Theatre Productions, Hartshorn – Hook Productions and Kilimanjaro Live. Call the Bradford Theatres’ Box Office on 01274 432000 or visit bradford-theatres.co.uk for more information.