emma-rigbyFormer Hollyoaks star Emma Rigby has landed a role in musical thriller Wolfboy.

The actress, who left the part of troubled Hannah Ashworth earlier this year, will star alongside ex-Any Dream Will Do contestant Daniel Boys, fellow Hollyoaks alumnus Paul Holowaty and actor Gregg Lowe.

Wolfboy, adapted from a 1984 Brad Fraser play, tells the story of teenagers Bernie and David, who share an intimate adventure in a boys’ home.

Bernie has attempted suicide and David is a street hustler who may have the powers of a wolf.

Emma will play a nurse who has a liaison with Daniel Boys’ character.

The actress starred in Hollyoaks for four years and has previously spoken of her ambition to land theatre roles.

The show premieres at Trafalgar Studios 2 on Tuesday July 6 and runs to Saturday July 31.