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Five Things To Do In Edinburgh: Tuesday 27 November

Your pick of the city’s nights out.

• MUSICAL: 9 to 5. The first lady of country music, Dolly Parton’s first ever stage musical opens at the Playhouse, 32 years after Parton herself starred alongside Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda in the blockbuster movie on which it is based.

“I’m very excited to be bringing 9 To 5 to Edinburgh,” enthuses the bubbly star. “I first visited Edinburgh about 30 years ago, and have done a few concerts there, but this is a little different.

“It took five years to get it ready to open on Broadway. It ran there for a while then it toured the United States and now it’s in the UK.

“I had no idea it would ever become a Broadway musical but 9 To 5 is the song that won’t die. It’s still one of the most popular numbers I do on stage... everyone just knows the words to it.”

A classic 80s comedy, 9 To 5 tells the tale of three female office workers who team up to teach their chauvinistic boss a long-overdue lesson.

Natalie Casey, best known as Donna in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps; West End star Jackie Clune and former Doctor Who girl Bonnie Langford bring to life the characters, joined by The Bill’s Ben Richards as the big bad boss.

Parton too makes an appearance. “I actually am in it... on video,” she reveals. The Playhouse, Greenside Place, 7.30pm, £15-£42, 0844-871 3014

• PANTO: Puss in Boots. The Brunton’s annual panto. Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, various times and prices, 0131-665 2240

• BALLET: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty. Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty sees the choreographer return to the music of Tchaikovsky to complete the trio of the composer’s ballet masterworks that started in 1992 with Nutcracker! and continued most famously in 1995 with the international hit Swan Lake. Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Nicolson Streey, 7.30pm, £16–£42.50 (£10–£39.50), 0131-529 6000

• COMEDY: Rob Rouse: Life Sentences. Come and see Rob do what he does best - honest, frank, seriously funny stand up. The Stand, York Place, 8.30pm, £12 (£10), 0131-558 7272

• MUSIC: Glamour & The Baybes. Mix of rock, jazz, blues and funk. The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 11pm, £2 (£1), 0131-220 4298

 
 
 

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