Thursday, January 24, 2013

Workin' 9 to 5

Workin: 1. Aideen Kennedy and Deirdre Finnegan; 2. Sean Munsanje and Kyra Callinan; 3. Michelle Doherty and Jenny Buckley. (Brian McEvoy)

Dolly Parton's 9 TO 5: The Musical has debuted at the BGE Theatre in Dublin and played to packed audiences as part of its first ever UK & Ireland tour. The hilarious comedy is 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.

Natalie Casey (Hollyoaks, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps), Bonnie Langford, West-End star Amy Lennox , Ben Richards (The Bill, Footballers’ Wives) and comedienne Jackie Clune give stellar performances and there’s even appearances from the diva Dolly herself!

With plenty of gags and well known songs the audience was as much part of the show as those on stage.

Among the guests on the first night were Alison Canavan, Marie Staunton, Claire Byrne, Michelle Doherty and Jenny Buckley.  The show ends on Saturday so this really is your last chance to see it in Ireland.