Following its launch in October 2012 the UK tour – 9 to 5: The Musical, with music by Dolly Parton – is returning to the Opera House, Manchester, next month. Reprising their roles are Natalie Casey as Judy Bernly, Jackie Clune as Violet Newstead, Amy Lennox as Doralee Rhodes, Ben Richards as Franklin Hart and Anita Louise Combe as Ros Keith.
9 to 5: The Musical is based on the hit movie and 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.
The show features Dolly Parton's original hit title song, "9 to 5" which won her an Oscar nomination and 4 Grammy Award nominations along with her new Tony and Grammy nominated score. With 18 original Dolly Parton numbers, including numbers 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 is written by Patricia Resnick, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. It is directed by Jeff Calhoun who has just directed the Tony Award winning Newsies - The Musical for Disney on Broadway. The show is based on the 20th Century Fox Picture and features Dolly Parton on screen - from her desk in Dollywood.
The show returns to the Manchester Opera House from 20 - 24 August.