Last Updated on 24th May 2016
Award-winning actor Rebel Wilson will join the cast of Guys And Dolls at the Phoenix Theatre for eight weeks only playing the role of Miss Adelaide. Rebel will appear in the show from Tuesday 28 June until Sunday 21 August 2016.
Rebel Wilson is one of the film industry’s best known comedic actors having appeared in films such as Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, Bridesmaids and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. She also makes a cameo appearance in Absolutely Fabulous – the Movie.
Rebel Wilson commented: ‘A lot of people who know me from my more recent film work have no idea how much theatre has influenced my life. I saw my first musical at age 14, a show called 42nd Street, after one of my family’s dogs had unsuccessfully auditioned to be in it. It blew me away and I’ve loved musical theatre ever since. Training at the Australian Theatre for Young People gave me the opportunity to perform onstage in 8 productions ranging from new Australian musicals to classic plays. I then went on to write and perform in my own productions before being snapped up to do screen work. I am delighted to be making my West End debut in GUYS & DOLLS and to be playing such an iconic role as ‘Miss Adelaide’ is truly an honor. Hopefully I crush it….but you’ll have to come and see me to find out!’
The current cast of Guys and Dolls include Nigel Lindsay as Nathan Detroit and Samantha Spiro as Miss Adelaide who will have their final performance on Saturday 26 June. BritishTheatre.com will announce further casting details as they come to hand.