Fans of Emmerdale know actress Samantha Giles best for playing the quirky Bernice Blackstock, but as she leaves the show, she has revealed what her next project will be.
In the exit storyline, Bernice accumulated enormous debts in the name of her sister Nicola King (Nicola Wheeler) before deciding to give her half of the B&B and permanently departing the village.
When asked where she saw her career going forward, Samantha stated:
I really would love to be working on a range of projects, including theater, television, and my books. I’m a person who enjoys challenges and activity, so hopefully the universe will provide me with things and lead me to the places I need to be.
And it appears that the universe has answered that call because Samantha will be performing in The Syndicate, Kay Mellor’s final play.
The plot centers on five supermarket workers whose livelihoods and jobs are in jeopardy when their lottery syndicate numbers are drawn.
The popular television show The Syndicate chronicled the lives of common people who joined syndicates that won the lottery and the drama that ensued.
It has now been modified for the stage, where Samantha will play Debbie, the benevolent employee.
She will be joined by former Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent, so she won’t be the only soap opera star making an appearance.
From 2004 until 2019, Brooke portrayed Sophie Webster on the ITV soap opera, before taking a maternity leave.
In the new play, which is directed by Gaynor Faye, a former Emmerdale star who played Megan Macey, Brooke will play Amy.
Samantha expressed her enthusiasm for her new project on Twitter and X.
“I can’t wait to do this again next year!” Make sure to purchase your tickets before they sell out! She composed.
In 2024, the play will embark on a nationwide tour, stopping in a variety of towns and cities such as Leeds, Norwich, Newcastle, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, and Birmingham.