No More Working 9 TO 5 in the West End – The Office is Closed
9 to 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre (which was scheduled to run until 23 May) has been cut short due to the cancellation of all performances in the West End until 31 May, due to Coronavirus.
Since its West End premiere in February last year, 9 to 5 The Musical has been seen by over half a million people at over 450 performances. The show was initially due to play for a limited six-month engagement but has enjoyed two extensions during its West End run. Such was public demand that a second production toured to 11 cities last Autumn, running simultaneously with the West End production.
As well as another UK tour in 2020, replica productions are planned for Australia and South Africa next year and beyond, with discussions underway for Canada and Asia.
The show in London was embraced by audiences and critics alike, receiving rave reviews for a cast that has included Louise Redknapp, Caroline Sheen, Amber Davies, Chelsea Halfpenny, Natalie McQueen, Bonnie Langford, Brian Conley and David Hasselhoff.
Bonnie Langford (who played Roz Keith) said “it was fabulous to create Roz in 9 to 5 the Musical. To sing Dolly Parton’s music and hear the laughter and joy from the audiences at the Savoy Theatre night after night was a total privilege. I’m certain that the magic of live theatre will return soon and we can join together to share the fun again more than ever. Until then, we’ll just have to listen to the live recording and dance and sing upside down at home!”
All the latest 2020 tour news, along with full details of future productions, will be announced in due course and can be found at 9to5themusical.co.uk
Photo: Simon Turtle