Following a sell-out 2019 tour that ends in Dublin this Saturday, Dolly Parton has announced that 9 to 5 The Musical will return for a second tour in 2020. The tour will open at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on 29 May 2020 where it will play until 6 June 2020, before visiting Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (9 – 13 June 2020), Nottingham Theatre Royal (16 – 20 June 2020), Southampton Mayflower (22 – 27 June 2020), Leeds Grand Theatre (29 June – 4 July 2020), Theatre Royal Plymouth (14 – 18 July 2020), Regent’s Theatre Stoke on Trent (21 – 25 July 2020), Southend Cliff’s Pavilion (28 July – 1 August 2020), Marlowe Theatre Canterbury (4 – 8 August 2020), Bristol Hippodrome (11 – 15 August 2020), Llandudno Venue Cymru (18 – 22 August 2020), Manchester Palace Theatre (25 – 29 August 2020), Eden Court Inverness (1 – 5 September 2020), King’s Theatre Glasgow (8 – 12 September 2020) and Sheffield Lyceum (15 – 19 September 2020). Casting for the 2020 tour will be announced soon.
9 to 5 The Musical continues to play at The Savoy Theatre in London’s West End where it is booking until May 2020. 9 to 5 The Musical opened in the West End in February this year, where Dolly Parton attended the premiere and joined the cast on stage at the finale. The musical features a book by Patricia Resnick, the legendary film’s original screenwriter, and an original Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by multi Grammy Award winner, country legend and pop icon 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 women manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit? Inspired by the cult film this hilarious new West End production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!
9 to 5 The Musical is written by Patricia Resnick, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. It is directed by Jeff Calhoun, 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 & Alex Lacamoire, original Broadway orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin, musical supervisor, reductions & extra arrangements by Mark Crossland, musical direction by Andrew Hilton and casting by Victoria Roe and Anne Vosser.
To book tickets visit https://9to5themusical.co.uk/tour/
Photo credit: Craig Sugden