9 to 5: The Musical Tickets

Savoy Theatre Strand, London, WC2R 0ET
Important Info
9 To 5 The Musical Child Policy

The show is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, we recommend 9 to 5 the Musical for ages 6 and up.

Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
Performance Timings
Monday - 19:30
Tuesday - 19:30
Wednesday 14:30 19:30
Thursday - 19:30
Friday - 19:30
Saturday 14:30 19:30
Sunday - -
Show Info

Book 9 to 5: The Musical Tickets

Based on the 1980 hit movie starring Dolly Parton, 9 to 5 The Musical is coming to London after a UK tour and London Fringe Premiere. With the characters you loved from the film, songs (music and lyrics) by Dolly Parton herself, and a book by Patricia Resnik 9 to 5 tells the story of 3 working women who find their voices and take control. Dolly Parton’s Oscar, Tony and Grammy Award nominated score comes to life on stage. This incredible West End run stars Louise Redknapp of R&B Eternal, and Strictly Come Dancing, Amber Davies (Love Island), Natalie McQueen (Wonderland, Murder Ballad, Les Miserables ) and Brian Conley (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hairspray, Oliver!, The Music Man, Barnum)

Consolidated Industries is managed by the extremely sexist and self-important Franklin Hart Jr. Violet is a long time employee, she’s always on top of things, knows about everything and trains everyone. Doralee is Mr Hart’s secretary, he makes advances to her which she constantly rebuffs. Judy has just started working at Consolidated but is struggling as she has no work experience. The women come together to teach Mr Hart a lesson and improve the company for everyone. They leave him hanging at home and decide to run the office their way!

After finishing a highly successful UK tour this summer, 9 to 5 comes to the London’s Savoy Theatre from the end of January 2019. The original 2009 Broadway production of 9 to 5 got 15 Desk Drama Award nominations, the most of any single production in a single year, as well as 4 Tony Award nominations.


9 to 5 The Musical Soundtrack

The Broadway production of 9 to 5 the Musical featured some of Dolly's biggest hits, including "9 to 5", "Backwoods Barbie" and "Get Out and Stay Out", as well as original songs written for the show by Parton herself, such as "Around Here", "One of the Boys", "5 to 9" and "Heart to Hart". You can listen to songs from the Original Broadway Cast Recording here. Parton was nominated for the Tony Award for best original score in 2009, as well as the Grammy Award for best musical show album.


About  9 TO 5 The Musical 

Featuring Dolly’s biggest hits such as “Always a Woman”, “Around Here” “Get Out and Stay Out”, and of course the title track 9 to 5, the musical is the story of three workers – Violet, Doralee and Judy – who work under their difficult boss Franklin Hart Jnr at Consolidated Industries. When it’s revealed Judy doesn’t have any work experience, the others take her under their wing and give her a few tips about surviving in an office environment.


9 To 5 The Musical Child Policy

The show is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, we recommend 9 to 5 the Musical for ages 6 and up.

Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Important information

Running time
Approx. 2hrs 30mins (incl. interval)
Booking Until
Sat, 31 August 2019
Cast

9 to 5: The Musical Cast

By: Book by Patricia Resnick
Director: Jeff Calhoun
Songs by: Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton


Cast List

Louise Redknapp
Amber Davies
Natalie McQueen
Brian Conley


Creative Team

DOLLY PARTON
MUSIC AND LYRICS

PATRICIA RESNICK
BOOK

JEFF CALHOUN
DIRECTOR

ANDREW HILTON
MUSICAL DIRECTOR

MARK CROSSLAND
MUSICAL SUPERVISOR, ARRANGEMENTS & ORCHESTRATION

TOM ROGERS
DESIGNER

HOWARD HUDSON
LIGHTING DESIGNER

LISA STEVENS
CHOREOGRAPHER

VICTORIA ROE
CASTING

AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP
PRODUCER

SELLADOOR WORLDWIDE
PRODUCER

GAVIN KALIN PRODUCTIONS
PRODUCER

GLASS HALF FULL PRODUCTIONS
CO-PRODUCER

HARTSHORN – HOOK PRODUCTIONS
CO-PRODUCER
Reviews

9 to 5: The Musical Critics & Reviews

Below are some reviews from the UK touring production of 9 to 5.

’A winning mix of raucous good humour and genuinely touching moments’
****
Telegraph

'Jeff Calhoun’s slick and sparkly production is a nostalgia trip with awesome authenticity.’
****
Mail on Sunday

‘Yee-ha! A joyous blast’
****
Times



There is a terrific joie de vivre about this stage version of 9 to 5, which Charles Spencer enjoyed more than original the movie.

****

I have to confess I didn’t hold out much hope for this musical based on the 1980 movie comedy starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as three secretaries who take on their vile sexist boss with spunky ingenuity.

The show opened on Broadway in 2009 and lasted less than six months after receiving some snooty reviews, most notably from The New York Times, which described 9 to 5 as gaudy and empty, and compared it to an overinflated whoopee cushion.

Well, I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for whoopee cushions, and though the show isn’t a musical masterpiece, it struck me as a highly engaging production that achieves a winning mix of feminist indignation, raucous good humour and a few genuinely touching moments.

It’s essentially a girls’ night out, and the women in the audience at Wimbledon were frequently whooping with delight. But chaps who are dragged along by their partners will have a good time, too, though they may wince at the cruel indignities inflicted on the lecherous boss, who is kidnapped, trussed up like a turkey and suspended from a hoist in his own bedroom after trying it on once too often with his secretary.

This pneumatic, pistol-packing country girl was played in the movie by Dolly Parton who clearly has a soft spot for 9 to 5. The jaunty title song was one of her biggest hits and she has come up with a host of further ditties for the stage version, ranging from the wry and comic to more deeply felt tunes. It’s a pleasure to encounter a musical with an authentic twang of country music about it and Parton even appears on screen as a folksy narrator, a marvel of the cosmetic surgeon’s art and as endearing as ever.

Jeff Calhoun’s production has a definite buzz about it and the design team queasily capture the feathercut hairdos and the gaudy, man-made fibres of the period (1979). How strange and oddly comforting it is to see an office without any computers, but what was it about the late Seventies that persuaded people that orange and brown were the height of chic?

Amy Lennox plays the Parton character, Doralee Rhodes, with winsome charm and a nice sense of self-mocking mischief. Jackie Clune is bang on the money as the feisty office manager kept in a subservient position by her sexist boss, who’s played with deliciously malevolent creepiness by Ben Richards.

And Natalie Casey is far better than Fonda in the movie, bringing a real sense of hurt to the role of the divorced wife forced to return to work.

Look out too for Bonnie Langford, in scene-stealing form as the office nark. She performs the dream ballet number in which she fantasises about her beloved boss with superb and hilarious aplomb, still singing when she is being precariously held upside down.

There is a terrific joie de vivre about this stage version of 9 to 5, which struck me as being more fun than the movie.


By :Charles Spencer

Ref Link: Telegraph
Venue Info

Savoy Theatre

Strand, London, WC2R 0ET

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Savoy Theatre

Address: Strand, London, WC2R 0ET
Capacity: 1158

The Savoy Theatre that stands today opened on 21st October 1929. The first production to play in this theatre was a revival of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. There had previously been another theatre on this site which had opened on 10th October 1881. Designed by C. J. Phipps, the building was known for being the first public building to be lit entirely by electricity. It was commissioned by Ricahard D’Oyly Carte to replace the old Savoy Palace that had stood on the same site. It was intended to be the theatrical home of the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas, which would eventually become known as the Savoy operas. The interior took on the style of the Italian renaissance, with shades of gold, pale yellow and white ordaining the space, flanked by red boxes and lined with dark blue seats. Intricate detailing seen in other West End theatre auditoriums at the time was dismissed in favour of a plainer style, so as not to deter the target middle-class audience.

This building was demolished in 1929 and reopened later in the year as the building we see today. The theatre was completed with an elaborate interior by designer Frank A. Tugwell. The ceiling was painted to look like an April sky, the seating was upholstered in various colours, and the walls were an art deco creation of translucent gold on silver. When a fire ravaged the theatre in 1990, destroying the interior, it was meticulously restored by Sir William Whitfield to the original 1929 designs. The theatre reopened on 19th July 1993.

The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company has played several seasons at the theatre over the past 20 years, their last production being HMS Pinafore in 2003. The theatre has also housed several musicals, including She Loves Me in 1994 starring John Gordon Sinclair and Ruthie Henshall, and has played host to musicals exclusively since 2006.

The theatre is currently owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group.


Seating

The auditorium has three levels - Stalls, Dress Circle and Grand Circle.

In the Stalls, the overhang of the Dress Circle affects the view from Row O onwards, but the legroom throughout is very good, and the seating is well raked to ensure good views.

In the Dress Circle, the overhang of the Grand Circle affects the view from Row K onwards. The amount of legroom also decreases the further back you sit.

The Grand Circle feels rather far from the stage, and the legroom at this level is not great.


Facilities At Savoy Theatre 

Seat plan: Savoy Theatre Seat Plan
Facilities: Air conditioned
Bar
Disabled toilets
Infrared hearing loop
Toilets
Wheelchair accessible

Access description: Access to the main auditorium through a side entrance from the Embankment side of Carting Lane. The Box Office can provide a map showing the route (approx. 100m from main entrance). Carting Lane is fairly steep – helper needed, please inform the Box Office at the time of booking and contact the Stage Door on arrival. From here, access is level to the front of the Dress Circle. 2 spaces for wheelchair users on the right hand side. Companions can sit nearby in F1 or 2. Transfer seating is available to F1 in the Dress Circle. Each wheelchair user must bring a non-disabled companion with them. Call 0207 845 6050 for assistance.

Sound Amplification: Radio receivers with headsets – collect from Cloakroom at Dress Circle level. Please book in advance, deposit required.

Guide Dogs: Guide dogs allowed in the auditorium or staff will dog-sit by prior arrangement office. Dogs will be looked after in the Manager’s Office.

Disabled Access: No steps to Box Office through 3 sets of double doors which open inwards. Box Office counter is to right. From a door beside the foyer entrance there are 2 steps into the Upper Circle. 33 steps down to Dress Circle (2 steps between rows), 71 down to Stalls. Staircases have handrails on both sides. Separate entrance for wheelchair users or special needs at street level via a ramp from Carting Lane.

Toilets: Women’s and men’s toilets are 20 steps up from the Dress Circle, between Dress Circle and Stalls, at Stalls level and at Upper Circle level.

Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet to the right of the Dress Circle


Nearest tube: Charing Cross
Tube lines: Bakerloo, Northern
Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139, 176; (Aldwych) 59, 68, 171, 172, 188, X68, RV1
Night bus numbers: (Strand) 6, 23, 139, 176, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551; (Aldwych) 188, N68, N171
Car park: St Martin's Lane Hotel (5mins)
Within congestion zone?: Yes
Directions from tube: (5mins) Head out onto the main road Strand. Go right 200 metres and the theatre is on your right.

Photos

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