9 TO 5

Running Time: TBC
PG: 12+
March 23rd-26th 2022
Musical

Our next show is 9 to 5 The Musical which is currently in rehearsal. The performance dates are March 23rd-26th 2022. So, still plenty of time to get involved!

We’d be especially glad to hear from local musicians and keen video interviewers who can keep a running diary of the production to share online and on the social channels.

A peek into rehearsals…

Synposis

Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world.

9 To 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic.Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?

This high-energy show with its jubilant score and easily relatable characters is the perfect show for all ages to enjoy!

Tickets £14 pp – available NOW!

PLEASE NOTE:
Tickets for the show are also available to purchase from Kingsbridge Information Centre – 01548 853195

Behind the scenes

Cast & Crew Members

Director – Carey Ryan-Carter

Carey joined KATS 7 years ago when she auditioned for Steel Magnolias and played ‘Shelby.’ She went on to direct ‘Guys and Dolls’ for them 2 years later and the following year played Mrs Johnston in ‘Blood brothers.’ Formerly a professional dancer and choreographer she went on to study drama at degree level and continues to work as a professional studio singer.

Violet - Jules Mc Coll

I have been with KATS now since 2013 and have loved every production. I was thrilled to be given the role of Violet and humbled that Carey trusted me to sing!!  Normally sticking to acting… this role is certainly stretching me vocally!! In fact the first singing part I have ever had!! So hold onto your seats and get the cotton wool ready… only joking. You will have a great night!!

Doralee – Sally Feetenby

Sally has enjoyed performing with KATS for many years, in 2019 she played Mrs Lyons in the Noda award winning production of Blood Brothers.  She also enjoys performing in Shakespeare productions with the Inn Theatre Company where earlier this year she played Adriana in A Comedy of Errors.  She is delighted to be playing the role of Doralee in this years KATS production of 9-5.

Judy - Bella Howling

I’m an A level student currently auditioning for drama schools around the UK. I’m fairly new to KATS (I did Oliver back in 2015 for those who remember!) but I’ve caught the bug! I’m so excited to show what we’ve been working on and can’t wait for future shows.

Franklin Hart - Tom Chadwick

Tom hasn’t done any acting for quite a while and, apart from a school production of The Forbidden Planet, this is his first ever musical. He says ‘it’s been a blast working with these KATS. He lives in Totnes, has two children and makes his living as a primary school teacher.

Roz - Christine Bonner

This is Christine’s 11th Musical production with KATS having joined in 2007.Christine’s first musical role with KATS was Nettie in Carousel. Since then, she has played various roles for KATS in both plays and musicals. Christine is delighted to be playing Roz in this fabulously fun production of 9-5 and hopes you enjoy the show.

Kathy - Freya Harrow

The first show I performed in with Kats was Oliver! when I was 11. Since then, I have enjoyed performing in numerous MAD shows and have just played Dorothy in the panto. Now at the old age of 18 I am thrilled to be in this fantastic. As I am a nursery practitioner, working with this cast is easy!!

Margaret - Caroline Forcer

Caroline initially volunteered to help out backstage but soon found herself being persuaded to join the ensemble and then much to her surprise, a small part. This is her first time acting since appearing in her school advent play at the age of eight – and she says becoming a thespian has changed her life!

Joe - Ben Tyne

Benjamin has been performing in amateur theatre for exactly a decade this year. He started in the Marlborough pantos then recently joined KATS with guys and dolls, and hasn’t looked back since! He is absolutely fantastic, incredibly talented and overjoyed he gets to write his own bio!

Josh - Archie Feetenby

Archie has been involved in several KATS productions, in 2015 he shared the role of Oliver Twist in Oliver. He has also performed with Mad Kids and was involved in the Inn Theatre Company’s touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He is a keen drummer and is currently studying music at Exeter College.

Dwayne - Nate Fox

Having recently moved to Kingsbridge, KATS has been the perfect way to meet new people. I have been a lead singer in a rock group, dabbled with improv comedy and have been dragged on stage at the Edinburgh Fringe more than once! Dwayne is my first role in amateur dramatics.

Dick – Jonathan Cardrick

Playing Oliver at 11 for KATS started my avid passion for theatre. Since then I have been in Fiddler as Mendel and almost in Whistle down the Wind. Playing dick in 9-5 is a real laugh and a great cast to work with. Watch out for my dance moves!!

Missy - Sarah Fox

As a teenager I would have loved to have been part of KATS but was too shy to even try. My return to Kingsbridge 22 years later prompted me to finally have a go! I am a huge fan of musical theatre, so this is a dream come true.

Tinsworthy - Trevor Trout

Trevor returns to the KATS stage to play Tinsworthy. Having started out playing Motel in the 2006 KATS production of Fiddler on the Roof. Continuing to play roles in KATS summer play productions, including the inaugural Beside the Seaside. Other musical roles have been Dexter in Singing in the Rain and Mr Sowerberry in Oliver.

KATS

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about Us

KATS has been entertaining local audiences for over 100 years, with Trial by Jury as the first production in 1901.

All performers and crew are members of the Society, participating in the productions and enjoying plenty of social get togethers too.