The producers of Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical have announced that Caroline Sheen will star as Violet Newstead and Amber Davies will star as Judy Bernly when the smash hit musical plays at Wales Millennium Centre during autumn 2019.
Caroline Sheen played the role of Violet Newstead to rave reviews when this production first opened at London’s Savoy Theatre in February. She is renowned for her leading roles in the West End, US and on tour throughout the UK. These include the West End productions of “Les Misérables” at the Palace and Queen’s theatres, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at the London Palladium, the original cast of “The Witches of Eastwick” at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, ‘Once in a Lifetime’ and ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ at the National Theatre and the title role in “Mary Poppins” on tour throughout the US and the UK. She was most recently seen as ‘Carys’ in the new BBC series ‘Pitching In.’
Amber Davies is currently playing the role of Judy Bernly in the West End production of the show. She 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”. In 2017 Amber was the winner of the hit ITV reality series “Love Island”.
9 To 5 The Musical 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 women manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit? Inspired by the cult film this hilarious new West End production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!
9 To 5 The Musical is written by Patricia Resnick, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. The production runs at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff from October 29 until November 2, 2019 with an extra matinee performance added for October 30.