9 to 5 MUSICAL - SAYOY THEATRE
9 to 5 Musical at the Savoy theatre, London, 2019
The show is written by Patricia Resnick, who wrote the original 1980 film and features songs by the queen of country music herself, Dolly Parton. But far from being a jukebox musical, the show revolves around the same narrative as the film, which describes three women’s triumph over the workplace oppression of the early ’80s. The story is sadly still all too relevant 40 years on but it is delivered with a huge heart and plenty of humour by the talented cast.
Nina was brought on board to design video for the show. Since video complemented and completed Tom Roger’s set with an LED wall in the centre of the stage picture, this involved conceiving what the visual centre point of the design would look like throughout the show. It also involved extensive consultation on some of the custom engineered equipment used as well as a trip to Nashville to film Dolly Parton for her appearances within the show.
Video Designer - Nina Dunn
Animation - Letty Fox, Paul Roberts and Virginie Serneels with assistance from Ben Bull
Production co-ordinator - Laura Salmi
Programmer - Lauren Kunicki
Lighting Designer - Howard Hudson
Set & Costume Designer - Tom Rogers
Director - Jeff Calhoun