Brand new musical from Dolly Parton comes to Wales Millennium Centre this July as part of a major UK tour
A hit production in the US, 9 to 5: The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, will be showing at Wales Millennium Centre from 22 – 27 July 2013 as part of its first UK tour.
Performing in the show are many musical theatre favourites including Bonnie Langford (Chicago, Cats, Pirates of Penzance) as Roz Keith, and Natalie Casey (Legally Blonde, Oklahoma, Two Pints of Lager) as Judy Bernly. Also starring are Jackie Clune as Violet Newstead, Amy Lennox as Doralee Rhodes and Ben Richards as Franklyn Hart.
Based on the 1980 American comedy film in which Dolly Parton stared, 9 to 5: The Musical tells the story of three female office workers who turn on their sexist, egotistical boss and take over the company. With the original American script skilfully tailored to tickle the British sense of humour, 9 to 5: The Musical makes for one hilariously funny show. As Dolly Parton says: ‘There’s a lot of fun music, a lot of jokes, a lot of ways at pointing a finger at some serious issues, but still being able to enjoy it.’
‘It’s very much like the film.’ adds Dolly. ‘We’ve added a little romance for Violet.…But, other than that, it’s pretty much right on, with the exception that so much of it is done with the music now and I’ve tried to tell even more in-depth feelings and stories through the music.’
9 to 5, is one of Dolly Parton’s biggest solo hits, nominated for an Academy Award, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and two Grammy Awards. 9 to 5: The Musical follows Parton’s sell out 2008 Backwoods Barbie tour and her 2011 UK tour, her most successful to date.
‘We’re looking forwards to welcoming 9 to 5: The Musical to Wales Millennium Centre as part of its first UK tour,’ said Artistic Director for Wales Millennium Centre, Conrad Lynch. ‘With so many stand-out musical theatre stars in the cast, the show is sure to bring a bright, Dollywood sparkle to Wales.’
9 to 5: The Musical will be at Wales Millennium Centre from 22 – 27 July 2013. Tickets range from £15 – £38. For booking and further information visit www.wmc.org.uk or call 02920 63 6464. Age restriction 5+