9 TO 5
Outrageous, hilarious and thought-provoking, Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’ follows employees Judy, Violet and Doralee as they attempt to make their way in the patriarchal working world at Consolidated Industries. Violet has worked at Consolidated for many years but has never been given the chance to rise above senior supervisor status, although she is capable of much more. Judy is newly separated and has come to Consolidated to start her first ever job. Doralee is a sexy, happily married country girl, but is ostracized by the other female workers. Consolidated Industries’ boss is the the sexist, sleazy and pompous Franklin Hart. After Judy’s awful first day, Hart passes Violet over for yet another promotion, and Doralee discovers that Hart has been spreading rumours that they are having an affair. The three women become united by their hatred of the lecherous Mr. Hart. Then, over a joint, they fantasize about how they would kill him...
This award winning musical is a whirlwind of bold brash musical numbers that are both empowering and entertaining. This production will be glitzy and glamorous with dark undertones highlighting the issues of workplace gendering, objectification and the dehumanising monotony of working life in the 1970s.
Director: Maddie Flint
Assistant Director: Meg Edwards
Musical Director: Jack Wood
Assistant Musical Director: Rebecca Kelly
Choreographer: Rebecca Joyce
Producer: Theresa Cripps