Three female colleagues get revenge on their boss as Dolly Parton's award-winning musical 9 to 5 heads to Cambridge Arts Theatre.

The musical, performed by Cambridge Operatic Society, tells the story of Violet, Doralee and Judy, who are sick and tired of their egotistical boss and sexist workplace.

They find themselves fantasising about revenge, but their plans soon turn awry - with hilarious results.

Will they succeed in obliterating the misogyny so deeply rooted in their careers? Or will they remain stuck in their dead-end 9 to 5s?

The musical will be staged at Cambridge Arts Theatre from Wednesday, January 17 to Saturday, January 20.

Performances take place at 7.30pm, with 2.30pm matinées on the Thursday and Saturday.

Tickets are available from or by calling the box office on 01223 503333.

Prices range from £20 to £35, and all ticket prices include a £3 booking fee.

American singer-songwriter and actress Dolly Parton is one of the best-selling artists of all time, best known for her decades-long career in country music.

Her most famous songs include 'I Will Always Love You', 'Jolene' and '9 to 5'.

In 1980, Parton starred alongside Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the comedy film 9 to 5

The musical adaptation premiered in Los Angeles in 2008, with an original score written by Parton. It received four Tony Award nominations before transferring to Broadway, a US tour, a West End run and a UK tour.

The script of the musical was written by Patricia Resnick, based on her screenplay for the film which she co-wrote with Colin Higgins.


Cambridge Operatic Society was established in 1910 and has produced musicals and classical shows at Cambridge Arts Theatre each year.

Recent productions include The Sound of Music, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Legally Blonde.

Their website states: "Bringing musical theatre to the public for over a century, we aim to increase appreciation in the dramatic and operatic arts through our shows and work."

Membership to the society runs from June 1 to May 31 each year. For more information about joining email