Based on the hit 1980 film starring Dolly Parton, 9 to 5 is a musical that smashes dark and revengeful schemes with rodeo-inspired dreams into a musical full of girl power by taking on the man.
Famous for songs "Jolene" and "Tennessee Homesick Blues", 9 to 5 is Dolly Parton's first musical theatre venture. Parton's show business career of over 50 years has seen her awarded onto numerous halls of fame, including a second star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame alongside Emmy Lou Harris and Lisa Ronstadt. Please note, Dolly Parton will not star in the production.
Louise Redknapp returns to the production as Violet Newstead, previously playing the role last year. She's also starred in a touring production of Cabaret as Sally Bowles. Chelsea Halfpenny stars as Judy Bernly, previously appearing in Maxine Peake's Beryl. Natalie McQueen plays Doralee, with West End credits including Kinky Boots and Wicked.
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.
Brian Conley returns to 9 to 5 as Franklin Hart Jr, previously in Me and My Girl at the Adelphi Theatre and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium.
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.
Bonnie Langford and Natalie McQueen will star in 9 to 5 to 4th April 2020.
9 to 5 centres around the developing friendship of Violet, Doralee and Judy, three working women bored with their mundane roles at Consolidated Industries. Sick of the treatment they receive under President Franklin Hart Jr, they dream of plotting ways to kill their boss and creating fantasies over how to punish the “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot”.
With Hart's suspicious absence, the workplace atmosphere becomes brighter and stronger, even if the women have to deal with nosy co-workers. When the president returns, a dilemma ensues. Who will become in charge of the company? Whose love will last? Who will have the confidence to succeed?
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Age Recommendation: 12+
Please note: This production contains comic sexual references, light drug use and the occasional curse word. Dolly Parton will not be appearing in this production.
Please do note that while 9 to 5 is suitable for a wide audience; you should make teachers aware that for younger audience members; the show does contain comic sexual references; light drug use and the occasional swear word. Dolly Parton will not be appearing in this production.
Please note: Louise Redknapp will not be performing from 12th to 30th March 2020.
Alison Janney won the 2009 Drama Desk Award for outstanding actress in a musical.
Six songs in the Los Angeles pre-Broadway run were cut from the final version of the Broadway production.
Dolly Parton won a 2009 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for her musical score. The smash hit '9 to 5' also won a People’s Choice Award in 1981 for favourite song from a motion picture.
9 to 5 is number 74 on the American Film Institute's "100 Funniest Movies".
The film grossed over $100m, making over 10 times its budget.
• "9 to 5" – Violet, Doralee, Dwayne, Judy and Ensemble
• "Around Here" – Violet and Ensemble
• "Here for You" – Franklin
• "I Just Might" – Judy, Doralee and Violet
• "Backwoods Barbie" – Doralee
• "The Dance of Death" – Judy, Franklin and Ensemble
• "Cowgirl's Revenge" – Doralee, Franklin and Ensemble
• "Potion Notion" – Violet, Franklin and Ensemble
• "Joy to the Girls" – Judy, Doralee, Violet, Franklin and Ensemble
• "Heart to Hart" – Roz and Ensemble
• "Shine Like the Sun" – Doralee, Judy and Violet
• "One of the Boys" – Violet and Boys
• "5 to 9" – Roz
• "Always a Woman" – Franklin and Men's Ensemble
• "Change It" – Doralee, Violet, Judy and Ensemble
• "Let Love Grow" – Joe and Violet
• "Get Out and Stay Out" – Judy
• "Finale: 9 to 5" – Company
Dolly Parton has enjoyed a stellar showbiz career, releasing her first album Hello I'm Dolly in 1967. Since then, she has provided music for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, starred in films such as Steel Magnolias and guest-featured on episodes of Hannah Montana with her god-daughter Miley Cyrus. Over her career, she has been nominated for 46 Grammy Awards and released 42 albums.
Dolly has also invested heavily into Dollywood, a theme park that is the biggest ticketed tourist attraction in Tennessee. The 150 acre Dollywood destination including Dollywood Splash Country has a resort and spa which you can stay in to really explore Dolly's life and imagination.
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(5mins) Head out onto the main road Strand. Go right 200 metres and the theatre is on your right.