Waiting for the day your ship’ll come in

Photo by Paul Rider.
Photo by Paul Rider.

ONE of the glitziest musicals in the biz is back in Glasgow for the third time in a year — and the cast are giving just as much effort to 
overtime.

The show is 9 to 5: The Musical — an all-singing, all-dancing, all-sequinned extravaganza based on the music of the first lady of country music, Dolly Parton.

Dolly’s show premiered in Scotland last November, and returned in January 2013 to put in another shift.

It’s based on the film, and centres on three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical, lying bigot of a boss (a piece of work himself, by the sounds of it) by conspiring to take control of the company.

We all know that it wouldn’t be a Dolly do without the hit title track — and it seems safe to say that it’ll have audiences up and dancing more than 
once.

The song 9 to 5 won the singer an Oscar nomination, top of the charts and two Grammy awards, including country song of the 
year.

Still, with over 3,000 songs penned by the diminutive star’s fair hand, there’s plenty to draw on when it comes to a stage show.

There are 18 original Dolly Parton tunes in there, including Backwoods Barbie, Shine Like the Sun, Get Out and Stay Out and Let Love Grow.

What a way to make a living, eh?

9 to 5: The Musical runs August 13-17 at the King’s Theatre. 8pm show Tuesday, 7.30pm Wed-Sat. Tickets £15-£39.50 from 0844 871 7648 or www.atgtickets.com/glasgow.