The Palace Theatre, Manchester, will host a run of 9-5 The Musical, currently playing to sell-out audiences in London’s West End.
9-5 The Musical is written by Patricia Resnick, with music and lyrics by country icon Dolly Parton. It is directed by Jeff Calhoun, with choreography by Lisa Stevens, design by Tom Rogers, lighting design by Howard Hudson, sound design by Poti Martin, video design by Nina Dunn, original arrangements by Stephen Oremus and Alex Lacamoire, original Broadway orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin, musical supervisor, reductions and extra arrangements by Mark Crossland, musical direction by Andrew Hilton and casting by Victoria Roe.
What is 9 To 5 The Musical about?
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? Inspired by the cult film new West End production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!
Dolly Parton herself commented, “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.”
When does 9 To 5 The Musical run at Manchester’s Palace Theatre?
9 To 5 The Musical runs at Manchester’s Palace Theatre from 17 – 21 September 2019. Tickets go on sale on 18 March (15 March for Theatre Card Holders).