We are delighted to announce that our May 2023 production will be 9 to 5: The Musical
9 to 5: The Musical is a musical based on the 1980 film of the same name, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. It features a book by Patricia Resnick, based on the screenplay by Resnick and Colin Higgins.
The musical premiered in Los Angeles in September 2008, and opened on Broadway in April 2009. It received 15 Drama Desk Award nominations, the most received by a production in a single year, as well as four Tony Awards nominations.
The production will run from 17-20 May 2023 at Petersfield’s Festival Hall. If you’d like to be involved, please get in touch to be added to our mailing list for prospective members
9 to 5 THE MUSICAL – What a way to make a living!
It’s 1979 and a group of downtrodden female office workers have finally been pushed over the edge by their sexist, egotistical bigot of a boss.
Violet is the most capable worker at the company but has repeatedly been passed over for promotion. Office rookie Judy is newly separated and is bullied. Then there’s Doralee – whose looks belie her brains – constantly fending off unwanted office advances.
The trio hatch a cunning plan to take over the workplace and get even with the chauvinist in charge, but events take an unexpected turn. Will the women triumph? Or will a surprise visit by the company chairman be their undoing?
Based on the hit movie and with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton ‘9 to 5 The Musical’ is outrageous, thought-provoking, high energy and hilarious.
THE SHOW CONTAINS ADULT THEMES SO PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Audiences will also get the chance to sample the hedonistic craziness of the late 70s/early 80s in the theatre bar; staged as La Vie en Rose nightclub, complete with live DJ, dance-floor, and themed cocktails. Open from 6pm (1pm for the matinee) until late!