Dolly Parton Musical coming to Edinburgh this autumn

Mar 27 2012 | By More

9 to 5: The Musical clocks in to Playhouse on November 26

Dolly Parton 9 to 5 The Musical EdinburghBy Thom Dibdin

Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical arrives at the Edinburgh Playhouse this autumn for a week-long stay, with tickets going on sale from nine to five this afternoon – that’s 4.51pm.

Using a book by Patricia Resnick, co-writer on the original movie, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, the musical is directed by Jeff Calhoun who has just directed Newsies – The Musical for Disney on Broadway. It gets its UK premiere at the Manchester Opera House on 12 October before going out on UK tour, with bookings up until January 2013.

Dolly Parton said today:  “I am so excited that 9 to 5 the Musical is coming to Edinburgh. I’m hoping you have as much fun watching it as I had writing the music for it. 9 to 5 the Musical is perfect for anyone that’s ever wanted to string up their boss, which is almost all of us. So come join the fun!”

Producer Howard Panter added: “A hugely entertaining film has been turned in to a musical roller coaster of delight. Dolly Parton is a true global icon and her signature music will be an instant hit with musical theatre fans.  This sharp, witty musical adventure is one of the most exciting new musicals to be hitting the UK stage.”

As a song, 9 to 5 was one of Parton’s biggest solo hits. It was nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and it topped the pop and country charts winning 2 Grammy Awards including best Country Song of the year.

Based on the 1980 movie staring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Dabney Coleman, 9 to 5: The Musical centres on three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss. They conspire to take control of the company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do.

Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 to 5: The Musical is about teaming up and taking care of business.

The show features Parton’s original hit title song, 9 to 5, and a new Tony and Grammy nominated score. It contains 18 original Dolly Parton numbers, including songs from her last two albums Backwoods Barbie, Shine Like the Sun, Get Out and Stay Out and Let Love Grow.

9 to 5: The Musical
Edinburgh Playhouse
26 November to 1 December 2012
Daily: 7.30pm, (Wed/Sat mats at 2.30 pm)
Tickets: £14.00- £41.00 (concessions available)
Box Office 0844 871 3014
Online ticketing:

2012/2013 National Tour:

12 – 20 Oct Manchester
Opera House
0844 871 3018 Book online
21 – 27 Oct London
New Wimbledon Theatre
0844 871 7646 Book online
28 Oc t- 3 Nov Sunderland
0844 871 3022 Book online
5 – 10 Nov Woking
New Victory Theatre
0844 871 7645 Book online
12 – 17 Nov Glasgow
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648 Book online
18 – 24 Nov Stoke
Regent Theatre
0844 871 7649 Book online
26 Nov – 1 Dec Edinburgh
0844 871 3014 Book online
2 – 8 Dec Oxford
New Theatre
0844 871 3020 Book online
9 – 15 Dec Brighton
Theatre Royal
0844 871 7650 Book online
16 Dec 2012
– 5 Jan 2013
New Alexandra Theatre
0844 871 3011 Book online


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