IT'S a wake up call for three women when their horrible boss crosses the line just one too many times.

Dolly Parton's updated stage version of the 1980 film was created ten years ago and never looks like running out of steam.

9 to 5 is a fun, fast-paced musical were the performers work overtime to get the most out of the storyline.

The star-packed movie made a statement about equal pay and sexual harassment.

Issues that the world is only starting to deal with.

It's a message that still needs saying and fighting for ... four decades on.

There are plans, as I write this review, for a sequel which is timely following the formation of the #MeToo campaign.

Women power is the driving force in this two-and-a-half hour - with interval - musical set in corporate America.

A skyscraper scenario provides the backdrop with some stunning projections of the 24/7 exterior.

A visually vibrant set design by Tom Rogers proves to be a contributory supporting star.

This tour has three gutsy leading ladies whose respective characters prove instantly popular the moment they arrive on stage dressed in suitably '80s attire.

There is the big name of the evening - Louise Rednapp in the flesh, unlike the other 'guest star' here on film - the delightful Dolly herself.

Ms Parton appears huge clock that greets you as you enter the theatre. Dolly reappears as our country gal narrator at the finale.

A nice bonus folly devotees.

Louise plays smart Violet who wants to be CEO one day.

She uses her career to mask the deep loss of her husband.

The one-time star with Eternal is at home centre stage and relishes the big song and dance numbers, especially One of the boys which has all the sparkle and slick choreography of a pop video.

We sympathise with the less-than-confident Judy played by Amber Davies who shines on the heart-felt confessional song Get out and stay out and Dolly look-a-like Doralee (Georgina Castle) wins the audience over with Backwards Barbie - as well as her spot-on comic timing throughout.

Sean Needham plays Franklin Hart - the groping, bullying boss without a heart who is a composite of most male chauvinists.

Sean is the ultimate pantomime villain in a suit and he squeezes every visual gag available to him.

His outrageous actions come to a comic crescendo in the first half.

The audience want to see him get his comeuppance.

They are not disappointed.

The power ballads and upbeat songs all have lyrics that are aimed at making you think in an entertaining and laughter-packed show with a thumping heart.

Nine to Five reminds us all of the '80s when new technology was in its infancy and, ironically, we weren't stressed out by the demands of a 24/ 7 life.

Good Time Musical

Four stars

The show is at the Liverpool until this Saturday (October 5).

Tickets from 0844 871 3017.