Welsh actress Caroline Sheen will cover Louise Redknapp in the West End production of 9 to 5 The Musical.
Sheen will play Violet Newstead, the role famously played by Lilly Tomlin in the hit film which also starred Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton.
Sheen’s numerous West End credits include Les Misérables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Witches of Eastwick and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. She also played the title role in the North American tour of Mary Poppins.
Caroline will join Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen and Bonnie Langford in the hit musical until Redknapp recovers, with Redknapp then performing in the show until it closes in August.
Louise Redknapp was forced to withdraw from the musical last week after injuring her face and wrist.
9 to 5 the Musical, which has music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, tells the story of three workmates who decide to take revenge on their sexist boss.
The musical has choreography by Lisa Stevens, set and costume design by Tom Rogers, lighting design by Howard Hudson, musical supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Mark Crossland and musical direction by Andrew Hilton.
9 to 5 The Musical is booking from 28 January 2019 until 31 August 2019 at the Savoy Theatre, London.