9 to 5 the Musical
About 9 to 5 the Musical
Starring Louise Redknapp, Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen and Brian Conley, the smash-hit musical features a book by the iconic movie’s original screenwriter Patricia Resnick and an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton.
9 to 5 the Musical 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 girls manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?
Inspired by the cult film and brought to you by Dolly herself, this hilarious new West End production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!
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Inspired by the cult-favorite film and with a score from legendary country music star Dolly Parton, “9 to 5” is an uplifting musical about teamwork, unlikely friendships, and female empowerment.
The story focuses on three women who all work at Consolidated Industries — Violet, Judy and Doralee. Their sexist boss, Franklin Hart, neglects to give Violet a promotion again, gives Judy an awful first day, and spreads rumours that Doralee is having an affair. The women are almost at boiling point, and unite to jokingly make plans for how they could kill their selfish boss. After unintentionally poisoning him the following day, they tie him up and decide to imprison him. With Hart absent, the women turn the office around and introduce more benefits to the staff, including childcare, full lunch hours, and rehab programs. When the Chairman of the Board arrives to praise the company’s increased productivity, will Violet finally get the promotion she deserves?
What To Watch For
- The musical began its life as a reading in 2007, followed by a week-long workshop and industry presentation. It made its world premiere in Los Angeles, before opening on Broadway in 2009.
- The original film is ranked at number 74 on the American Film Institute’s “100 Funniest Movies,” and a sequel to the 1980 film is in the works and will geared up to reflect the #MeToo movement.
- Winner of the 2017 series of Love Island, Amber Davies, makes her West End debut, starring as Judy.
- The 2009 Broadway production won a Drama Desk Award and was nominated for 13 Drama Desk Awards and 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. It was also nominated for Best Musical Album at the 2010 Grammy Awards.