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Chelsea Halfpenny to play 'Judy Bernly' in the West End production of 9 to 5 The Musical

Chelsea Halfpenny

Casting news

CHELSEA Halfpenny is to play the role of ‘Judy Bernly’ in 9 to 5 The Musical, which is currently booking at the Savoy Theatre until April 4, 2020.

Halfpenny will play the role from August 27 to August 29 and will be full time in the role from Tuesday, September 2, 2019.

Amber Davies’s final performances in the West End will be on Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31.

Bonnie Langford, Brian Conley, Caroline Sheen and Natalie McQueen will extend their runs as ‘Roz Keith’, ‘Franklin Hart Jnr’, ‘Violet Newstead’ and ‘Doralee Rhodes’. Langford, Sheen and McQueen will all appear in the show until January 11, 2020 and Conley will appear in the show until November 30, 2019.

Chelsea Halfpenny began her career in the popular children’s television series Byker Grove. She appeared as Amy Wyatt in Emmerdale for three years and was most recently seen as Alicia Munroe in Casualty, a part she played for four years. 9 to 5 The Musical marks her West End debut.

From September 2, 2019, the cast at the Savoy Theatre will also include Victoria Anderson, Alexander Bartles, Simon Campbell, Alexander Day, Rhiane Drummond, Demmileigh Foster, Molly-May Gardiner, Llandyll Gove, Ben Irish, Jenny Legg, Natasha Mould, Jon Reynolds, James Royden-Lyley, Giles Surridge, Antoine Thomas-Sturge, Richard Taylor-Woods, Sasha Wareham and Emily Woodford.

9 to 5 The Musical tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy – three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the women manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?

Inspired by the cult film this hilarious new West End production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!