9 to 5: The Musical, a brand spankin’ new show from country and western queen Dolly Patron clocks in to the New Victoria Theatre, Woking from Mon 5 – Sat 10 November starring Ben Richards, Bonnie Langford, Natalie Casey, Amy Lennox and Jackie Clune .
This hilarious new musical comedy based on the hit movie of the same name, features Dolly’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. Mixing Broadway and pop with Dolly’s signature witty lyrics, the show has 18 original Dolly Parton tunes, 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 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.
Starring as bad boss Franklin Hart is Ben Richards. Recently starring as Tick in Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the West End, his other West End credits include Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Danny in Grease, Tony in Saturday Night Fever and Jerry Lukowski in The Full Monty. His TV credits include playing PC Nate Roberts in The Bill. Joining Ben is life long starlet of stage and screen Bonnie Langford as Roz Keith. Her many theatre credits include Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway, US tour and in the West End. Her other West End credits include Charity in Sweet Charity and the original cast of Cats. She recently played the Lady of the Lake in Spamalot on tour, a role she reprised in the West End last month. In 2006 she reached the final of ITV1’s Dancing on Ice. Natalie Casey plays Judy Bernly - best known as Donna in nine series of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, her theatre credits include Oklahoma! at Chichester Festival Theatre and Legally Blonde in the West End. She is currently appearing as Ange in Abigail’s Party, also in the West End. Amy Lennox recently played the role of Elle Woods in the UK tour of Legally Blonde. Her West End credits include Liesl in The Sound of Music at the London Palladium. Jackie Clune’s West End credits include the leading role of Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot and Donna in the International Tour of Mamma Mia!.
With an estimated 100 million album sales the song writer, film and television star and worldwide icon, Dolly Parton is one of greatest selling music artists of all time. A multi Grammy award winner, which includes the most prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, Golden Globe Award winner and Tony Award nominee. The 2008 Backwoods Barbie tour (which features in 9-5 The Musical) completely sold out in the UK as well as her most recent 2011 UK tour, which was Dolly Parton’s most successful to date.
As a songwriter with over 3000 songs written and honoured into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, Dolly penned the global chart topper I Will Always Love You sung by Whitney Houston, which is the best selling single written and performed by a woman, ever.
One of Dolly’s biggest solo hits 9 to 5 was nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, the hit song topped the pop and country charts winning 2 Grammy Awards including best Country Song of the year.
Dolly Parton said: 'I am so excited that 9 to 5 the Musical is coming to the UK. I'm hoping you have as much fun watching it as I had writing the music for it. 9 to 5 the Musical is perfect for anyone that's ever wanted to string up their boss, which is almost all of us. So come join the fun!'
With friendship, gossip, poison, murder? – these girls have all the fun - outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic - leave the daily grind behind and book now!
Performance Times & Ticket Information
Monday 5 – Saturday 10 November
Mon – Sat eves 7.30pm
Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm
Tickets £15 - £35 (premium seats up to £42)
You can book tickets by calling the Box Office on 0844 871 7645 (fees apply),
Groups Booking Line 0844 871 7601 or online at www.atgtickets.com/woking (fees apply)