Everything you need to know about 9 to 5, the Dolly Parton musical
Makin’ a living at the Savoy Theatre, the Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 The Musical has been delighting West End audiences since it opened in 2019. Previously performed on Broadway, the female-led musical is full of upbeat music and plenty of fun, but we’ve stepped into the Consolidated Industries office to see why you need to book your tickets for this entertaining musical.
A complete guide to 9 to 5 the Musical
What happens in 9 to 5 the Musical?
Working routine office jobs under their boss Franklin Hart Jr at Consolidated Industries, Violet, Doralee and Judy form a friendship over their workplace conditions, which have them suppressed under Hart’s undermining leadership. United together, the women lapse into fantasies of punishing the “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot”. Keeping their employees far away and the secret of Hart’s location even further, the women become stronger together and office dynamics change. A newly-found bright office life is cut short once Hart returns. Yet, twists and turns in leadership make one thing clear: change in an office doesn’t have to come from the top.
Who’s starring in 9 to 5?
The three leading ladies of 9 to 5 The Musical includes Louise Redknapp as Violet Newstead, returning to the production, previously starring in a UK tour of Cabaret. Chelsea Halfpenny stars as Judy Bernly.
Natalie McQueen will play Doralee Rhodes which is the role made famous by Dolly Parton.Bonnie Langford reprises her performance as Roz Keith. Touring with 9 to 5 in the 2012 UK tour, Langford is a musical theatre veteran. Making her professional theatre debut at the tender age of eight, her previous theatre credits include Spamalot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Chicago. Natalie and Bonnie will star in 9 to 5 The Musical until 4th April, so you’ll want to book your tickets now.
Brian Conley returns to 9 to 5 The Musical, previously starring in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
The cast is completed by Victoria Anderson, Alexander Bartles, Simon Campbell, Alexander Day, Rhiane Drummond, Demmileigh Foster, Molly-May Gardiner, Llandyll Gove, Ben Irish, Jenny Legg, Natasha Mould, Jon Reynolds, James Royden-Lyley, Giles Surridge, Antoine Thomas-Sturge, Richard Taylor-Woods, Sasha Wareham and Emily Woodford.
What songs are in 9 to 5?
9 to 5 The Musical features original music by Dolly Parton written for the stage show, as well as well-known songs including ‘9 to 5’ and ‘Get Out and Stay Out’. Take a listen to the original West End cast of 9 to 5.
What awards has 9 to 5 won?
The 2009 Broadway production won a Drama Desk Award for outstanding actress in a musical. It was also nominated for 13 Drama Desk Awards, 4 Tony Awards including best musical and best original score. It was also nominated for best musical album at the 2010 Grammy Awards. You can listen to the original Broadway cast recording here.