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Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 the Musical announces UK tour

The West End production of 9 to 5 the Musical. Photo: Craig Sugden
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Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 has announced a UK tour that will open later this year.

A “second production” of the musical, which has music and lyrics by Parton and is based on the 1980 film of the same name, will open at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham on September 6, before touring until November.

It will play 11 cities across the UK, including Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, Cardiff, Dublin and Sunderland.

Parton said: “I am beyond thrilled to the response from across the pond to 9 to 5 the Musical. The overwhelmingly positive fan reaction to this universal story tickles every rhinestone on my body. I can’t wait for more people throughout the UK and Ireland to enjoy it and sing along.”

The cast for the touring production has not yet been announced.

The West End version, which is running at the Savoy Theatre until August 31, is led by Caroline Sheen, Amber Davies and Natalie McQueen.

9 to 5 is directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Lisa Stevens. It is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group, Selladoor Worldwide and Gavin Kalin Productions with Benjamin Lowy Productions, Glass Half Full Productions, Showtime Theatre Productions, Hartshorn-Hook Productions, Harmonia Holdings and Kilimanjaro Live.

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