9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL gets UK premiere at Manchester Opera House then tour - tickets go on sale today!

Announcing the UK premiere of

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9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL gets it's UK premiere at Manchester Opera House from Friday 12th October 2012, and will then embark on a UK tour. Tickets will go on sale in all venues at 4.51pm (nine to five!) on Tuesday 27 March. Casting will be announced soon.

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 9-5 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. 

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is a hilarious new musical comedy, based on the hit movie and 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. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is about teaming up and taking care of business. Feisty, fun and oh so fabulous! This show features Dolly Parton’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. With 18 original Dolly Parton numbers, 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 is written by Patricia Resnick, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. It is directed by Jeff Calhoun who has just directed ‘Newsies - The Musical’ for Disney on Broadway, which opens next week.

Tour Dates 2012

12 - 20: Manchester Opera House
22 - 27: New Wimbledon Theatre
29 - 3 Nov: Sunderland Empire

5 - 10: Woking New Victoria
12 - 17: Glasgow King's Theatre
19 - 24: Stoke Regent Theatre
26 - 1 Dec: Edinburgh Playhouse

3 - 8: Oxford New Theatre
10 - 15: Theatre Royal Brighton
17 - 5 Jan: Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre

Tickets will go on sale in all venues at 4.51pm (nine to five!) on Tuesday 27 March