Parton’s 9 to 5 for Playhouse

March 16, 2019 | By | Reply More

Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical announces UK tour

There’s a cup of ambition doing the rounds as 9 to 5 The Musical announces a UK tour this Autumn, arriving at the Playhouse in November.

The musical, which is currently playing the Savoy Theatre in London, is setting off from Birmingham in September on a 15 venue UK tour, including Glasgow (8-12 Oct), Aberdeen (22-26 Oct) and Edinburgh (12-16 Nov) and finishing in Dublin in November.

Natalie McQueen (Doralee Rhodes), Caroline Sheen (Violet Newstead), Amber Davies (Judy Bernly) and company in the current Savoy Theatre production of 9 to 5 The Musical. Pic: Craig Sugden

9 To 5 The Musical features a book by Patricia Resnick, screenwriter for the original 1980 Movie, and original Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score and lyrics by Dolly Parton.

It tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy – three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the women manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?


Parton said: “I am beyond thrilled to the response from across the pond to 9 to 5 The Musical. The overwhelmingly positive fan reaction to this universal story tickles every rhinestone on my body! I can’t wait for more people throughout the UK and Ireland to enjoy it and sing along.”

The production is directed by Jeff Calhoun with choreography by Lisa Stevens, design by Tom Rogers, lighting design by Howard Hudson, sound design by Poti Martin and video design by Nina Dunn.

The Savoy Theatre production is booked through to August (details here) and is currently staring Caroline Sheen, Amber Davies and Natalie McQueen with Bonnie Langford and Brian Conley. Louise Redknapp is due to return to take over from Caroline Sheen on March 25.

Star casting for the tour will be announced at a later date. Tickets for the tour go on public sale on Monday 18 March.

Listing and links

9 to 5 The Musical
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA.
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 November 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book online here from Monday 18 March.

The Original Cast Recording and 1990 movie are available on Amazon. Click images for details:

9 to 5 The Musical on tour 2019:
6 – 14 September 2019 Birmingham
The New Alexandra Theatre
0844 871 3011 Book online
17 – 21 September 2019 Manchester
Palace Theatre
0844 871 3019 Book online
24 – 28 September 2019 Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre
08448 717652 Book online
1 – 5 October 2019 Liverpool
Empire
08448 713 017 Book online
8 – 12 October 2019 Glasgow
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648 Book online
15 – 19 October 2019 Woking
New Victoria
0844 871 7645 Book online
22 – 26 October 2019 Aberdeen
His Majesty’s Theatre
01224 641122 Book online
29 October 2019 – 2 November 2019 Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online
5 – 9 November 2019 Sunderland
Sunderland Empire
0844 871 3022 Book online
12 – 16 November 2019 Edinburgh
Playhouse
0844 871 3014 Book online
19 – 23 November 2019 Dublin
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
0818 719 377 Book online

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