Why audiences are loving Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 at the Savoy Theatre
Taking on “the man” in style, 9 to 5 is the hit West End musical you won’t want to miss. Now in its second year at the Savoy Theatre, if you’re looking for a show that combines catchy songs, high-energy and dance routines and plenty of girl power, this is the musical for you.
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Why should I see 9 to 5 at the Savoy Theatre?
What may seem like an innocent day at the office spirals out of control with plenty of moments that will take your breath away. Whether it’s the relationship between the overscrupulous Roz and President Franklin Hart Jr or the growing girlpower between the three female colleagues, you’ll wish you could work at Consolidated Industries by the end of the show.
Lots of theatre critics couldn’t get enough of the show
“It turns an also-ran musical into something bang up-to-date – and a smart, fast brand-new production also pitches it with supreme confidence that’s full of both wit and grit. The show also has another coup: Dolly Parton herself introduces the show and joins in the title opening song “9 to 5″ by video. The priceless presence and spirit of Dolly hovers over the entire show.”
“While the musical is a simplistic revenge fantasy, it is stylishly put across in Jeff Calhoun’s production. Given the unenviable task of playing the lecherous chief exec, Brian Conley invests the character with the right tongue-in-cheek excess. The show is a piece of slick commercial packaging, but it still argues that equal pay, flexible hours and in-house daycare are not only vital targets but also make for better business.”
“There’s also a superb performance from Bonnie Langford, as uptight office secretary Roz Keith… A partly digital set by Tom Rogers and video designer Nina Dunn adds to the slick, colourful look. The really fantastic costumes from Rogers whack us right back to the 1980s in full, glorious Technicolor, saturation levels notched up to 11. The show as a whole is fun, if gaudy and silly.”
There’s a cast recording of the London cast of 9 to 5
Did you know there’s a 9 to 5 cast recording of the original London cast? The 9 to 5 album came out on 7th February 2020, starring the original London cast including Amber Davies and Caroline Sheen. Listen to the live recordings of all your favourite musical numbers from the show here. So, whether you’re a “Backwoods Barbie”, “One of the Boys” or you want to “Get Out and Stay Out”, experience the show’s music.