WORKIN' 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin' - 30 years later and we still know that feeling!

Based on the 1980s film, 9 to 5, Musical Theatre Salisbury (MTS) brought the story of improving women's rights in the workplace to Godolphin Blackledge Theatre last week, with singing, dancing and a brilliant selection of wigs.

9 to 5 The Musical focuses on the lives of three women who work for Consolidated Industries, under their "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot" of a boss.

Independent woman Violet, "Backwoods Barbie" Doralee and newbie to the company Judy, played by Debbie Horne, Jenni Toole and Laura Simmons, form an unexpected friendship in their stand up to the man, and in doing so make incredible changes to both the workplace and their personal lives.

It is hard to believe this was Horne's first real step into the spotlight during her time with MTS, while Derrick Foord is not new to playing the villainous role and did a superb job playing sexist boss Hart.

Directed by Emma Clammer, the production had everything - comedy, tears, toe tapping tunes - and most importantly there is a lesson learnt about self worth and standing up for the things you believe in.

The music of the show was written by Dolly Parton, and from Shine Like the Sun, One of the Boys, to of course the classic that everyone knows and loves, 9 to 5, the cast did every number with character, energy and fun.

Several characters and scenes could be deemed the highlight of the night, including the three leads taking turns fantasising how to get rid of their evil boss, office gossip Roz, played by Jenny Mears, confessing her love for Hart in a hilariously frantic love song, and of course the aftermath of a serious mix up that leaves Violet fighting for her job.

And Judy's Get Out and Stay Out deserves a special mention, as her powerful message to her ex-husband had the audience hanging on to her every word, and rightly so received one of the biggest cheers of the night.

This musical leaves women feeling inspired and ready to take on the world, and I congratulate MTS for bringing a brilliant adaptation of this 80s hit to 2019.