Tuesday 6 December 2016

Rebel Wilson joining cast of Guys and Dolls for West End debut

Published 24/05/2016 | 10:06

Rebel Wilson will play the part of Miss Adelaide
Rebel Wilson will play the part of Miss Adelaide

Australian actress Rebel Wilson is heading to the West End to join the cast of Guys and Dolls.

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The Pitch Perfect actress will play the part of Miss Adelaide for an eight-week run at London's Phoenix Theatre.

Wilson said: "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."

The 36-year-old from Sydney trained at the Australian Theatre for Young People and starred in a number of productions while there.

She added: " 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 and Dolls and to be playing such an iconic role as Miss Adelaide is truly an honour. Hopefully I crush it... but you'll have to come and see me to find out."

Wilson will be on stage from June 28 to August 21 and further casting for the play will also be announced.

The current cast features Nigel Lindsay as Nathan Detroit and Samantha Spiro, known for playing Barbara Windsor in Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick, as Miss Adelaide.

The play first premiered on Broadway in 1950 and has gone on to enjoy huge success all over the world.

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