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US actor David Hasselhoff has joined the cast of 9 to 5 The Musical.
Based on the film of the same name, the musical is now showing at the Savoy Theatre, London.
Hasselhoff replaces Brian Conley in the role of Franklin Hart Jnr in the hit production, taking on the part from 2 December 2019 – 8 February 2020.
Many will know the actor for his career-defining roles as Michael Knight in Knightrider and as LA Country lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in the huge hit series Baywatch.
Alongside acting, Hasselhoff has also enjoyed a successful career as a recording artist and in 2006 scored a top-10 UK hit with Jump In My Car.
Featuring a score by country legend and pop icon Dolly Parton and a book by Patricia Resnick – the original film’s legendary screenwriter – 9 to 5 The Musical tells the story of three friends and workmates who try to overthrow their tyrannical boss by concocting a plan to kidnap him and turn the tables.
Here’s what the critics are saying:
“Packed with laughs as big as Dolly’s personality.” ***** – Kelly Allen, Daily Mirror
“Hilarious slapstick comedy.” ***** – Ed Gleave, Daily Express
“Full of both wit and grit.” **** – Mark Shenton, London Theatre
“A willfully preposterous crowd-pleaser.” **** – Alice Saville, Time Out
“Feelgood feminist classic shows who’s boss.” – Dominic Maxwell, The Times
The hilarious new West End production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!
Dolly Parton, who wrote the music for the show, is the most honoured female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified Gold, Platinum, and multi-Platinum awards, she has had 26 songs reach No.1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years.
Tickets for 9 to 5 The Musical are on sale now. Get yours via Ticketmaster.co.uk