PREVIEW – Natalie Casey among cast announced for 9-5 The Musical at the Sunderland Empire

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THE cast who will bring alive the Queen of Country’s classic hits has been announced.

Screen and stage stars Natalie Casey, Jackie Clune, Bonnie Langford, Amy Lennox and Ben Richards will appear in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical when it rolls into Sunderland this autumn.

Natalie Casey is probably best known as Donna in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.

Her theatre credits include Legally Blonde in the West End.

Jackie Clune’s West End credits include the leading role of Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot.

Bonnie Langford’s many theatre credits include Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway, US tour and in the West End.

Amy Lennox recently played the role of Elle Woods in the UK tour of Legally Blonde.

Ben Richards, from The Bill, recently starred as Tick in Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

9 to 5 The Musical is a new musical comedy, 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.

The show features Dolly Parton’s original hit title song, 9 to 5, which won her an Oscar nomination as well as original numbers by the country legend.

Dolly Parton said: “I am so excited that 9 to 5 the Musical is coming to the UK.

“I’m hoping you have as much fun watching it as I had writing the music for it.

“9 to 5 the Musical is perfect for anyone that’s ever wanted to string up their boss, which is almost all of us, so come join the fun.”

Tickets priced £15-£33.50 are available from 0844 871 3022 or go to www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland.