Love Island winner Amber Davies has landed the role of a lifetime in Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5, and ITVBe’s cameras are on hand to capture every moment, from audition to opening night.
As Amber achieves her dreams of West End stardom in the hotly anticipated stage show, ITVBe has access all areas, following Amber as she heads to Nashville to meet Dolly Parton herself, and sets about preparing for the biggest moment of her life.
Having trained in musical theatre before embarking upon her Love Island journey, Amber is going back to her first love, to rekindle her passion for the stage, working ‘9 to 5’ to make her big dream come to fruition.
This one off special will feature appearances from Amber’s co stars Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley, both of whom will perform alongside Amber in the musical when it opens at the Savoy Theatre in January 2019.
Chronicling every step of the journey, from vocal coaching to a rigorous rehearsal schedule, to curtain up itself, ITVBe viewers have a front row seat as Amber prepares to make 2019 her biggest year yet, with an intimate insight into the goings on in Amber’s professional and personal life.
Amber said “Performing on the West End has long been a dream of mine, and something I have been working towards my whole life. There really is no better role to play and having the opportunity to meet and work with Dolly Parton is another lifetime’s ambition fulfilled. I can’t wait to share this dream come true with ITVBe’s viewers.”
Amanda Stavri, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment said “It’s very exciting to follow Amber as she takes her first bold steps as a West End leading lady, and having the legendary Dolly Parton on board for this one off special is a huge treat.”
Dolly and Amber: 9 to 5 is an ITV Studios production for ITVBe. The show was commissioned by Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels & Acquisitions and Amanda Stavri, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment.