Former pop-star Louise Redknapp’s West End debut as Violet Newstand in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical has been put on hold due to injury.
Producer’s of the show put out a notice stating that “Due to an injury this week, Louise Redknapp has had to temporarily withdraw from performing the role of Violet in 9 to 5 The Musical. The recovery time recommended means Louise is no longer able to properly rehearse the show in the remaining time left before opening.”
The notice confirmed her withdrawal is temporary and that subject to medical advice “Louise will start performances sometime towards the end of March/early April 2019.”
Louise Redknapp shot to fame in the early 90s as a member of girl-band Eternal, she then went on to a highly successful solo career selling over 15 million records world wide.
Following her marriage to footballer Jamie Redknapp the singer’s career took a back seat whilst she raised their children however her 2016 performance on the BBC One Strictly Come Dancing television series marked her return to the entertainment industry.
She made her theatre debut as Sally Bowels in the UK tour of Cabaret in 2017 and in 2018 took her Intimate & Live show on the road, which sold out all over the UK
Producers have also said “Any patrons who would like to exchange their tickets to a performance when Louise has returned to the show should contact their point of sale.”
The name of the actress stepping in to play the role in Louise’s absence will be announced shortly.
9 to 5 The Musical will have its first preview at the Savoy Theatre as planned on 28 January 2019.
9 to 5 The Musical is booking from 28 January 2019 until 31 August 2019 at the Savoy Theatre, London.