Dolly Parton and a host of celebrities attended the gala performance of 9 to 5 The Musical which has now has opened at the Savoy Theatre in London.
Inspired by the hit film starring Dolly, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, the West End production of the revenge comedy stars Caroline Sheen, Amber Davies and Natalie McQueen as three harassed office workers who hold their loathsome boss hostage whilst transforming their workplace.
Celebrities in attendance included Kylie Minogue, Luke Evans, Gok Wan, Graham Norton and Beverley Knight.
Louise Redknapp, who had to withdraw from the production due to injury, was also in the audience cheering on the production.
Critics have largely praised the lead performances but were split over whether the plot’s message was feminist or outdated in the #MeToo era.
The show has a book by Patricia Resnick, the film’s original screenwriter, and music and lyrics by Dolly Parton
The production also features Brian Conley and Bonnie Langford (42nd Street) in some hilarious scene-stealing moments.
9 to 5 The Musical is booking until 31 August 2019 at the Savoy Theatre, London.