9 To 5: The Musical has announced its new cast for London’s West End.
Chelsea Halfpenny will takeover from Amber Davies in the role of Judy Bernly.
Emmerdale and Casualty star Chelsea will first appear in performances between 27th to 29th August before taking over full time Tuesday 2nd September 2019.
Amber Davies’ will play her final performances on Saturday 31st August.
Bonnie Langford, Brian Conley, Caroline Sheen and Natalie McQueen will extend their runs as Roz Keith, Franklin Hart Jnr, Violet Newstead and Doralee Rhodes respectively.
Langford, Sheen and McQueen will appear until 11 January 2020 while Conley will be with the company until 30 November 2019.
From 2 September, the full cast will include 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.
Playing at the Savoy Theatre, 9 to 5 The Musical is currently booking until April 2020 in the West End.
With a score written by country music icon Dolly Parton, 9 To 5 The Musical is based on the 1980s comedy movie of the same name, which Dolly starred in.
It tells the story of workmates Doralee, Violet and Judy who push back against sexist supervisor Franklin Hart. The Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score features some of Parton’s biggest hits, including the legendary ‘9 to 5’, as well as original songs written for the show.
A separate UK tour production will begin this autumn. The second UK tour of the show, which first played Broadway in 2009, will open at the Alexandra Theatre Birmingham on 6 September 2019.