Casting is announced today and tickets are on sale for the London Fringe Premiere of 9 to 5 The Musical which is being produced at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village from 30th August through to 1st October 2017 with press night on 1st September, at 7.30 p.m. This hilarious musical comedy is based on the hit 20th Century Fox movie of the same name. The show has music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick based on the screenplay by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins.
Leading the cast as the three female office workers who turn the tables on their sexist boss are Amanda Coutts (We Will Rock You, Starlight Express, Footloose) as Judy Bernly, Pippa Winslow (The Sound of Music, Sister Act, Phantom of the Opera) as Violet Newstead, and Louise Olley (Dreamboats and Petticoats, Allegro) as Doralee Rhodes.
Leo Sené (Ghost) plays the sexist and egotistical Franklin Hart, Jr. with adoring sidekick Roz Keith played by Samantha Giffard (Little Shop of Horrors, Children of Eden). Matthew Chase (Stiles and Drew’s Peter Pan) plays love interest, Joe. Completing the cast are Samuel Knight as Dwayne / Dick, Mark Houston as Josh / Tinsworthy, and Rachel Ivy as Margaret.
Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged”, the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down.
The production is directed by Joseph Hodges with musical direction from Oliver Hance, choreography by Chris Whittaker, Lighting Design by Tom Turner and Sound Design by Chris Drohan. Casting is by Harry Blumenau. The production is produced by JH Entertainment.
This outrageous, thought-provoking and romantically depth musical received 15 Drama Desk Award nominations and 4 Tony Award nominations when it ran on Broadway in 2009. All music and lyrics are written by Dolly Parton and her quick wit and happiness radiate throughout this fun-packed musical.
Tickets are now on sale for the production from the Upstairs at the Gatehouse Box Office on 020 8340 3488 or online at www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com