Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Rebel Wilson announces West End debut in Guys & Dolls

Rebel Wilson has announced on Twitter that she is set to make her West End debut as Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls.

The Pitch Perfect star will play her first performance at the Phoenix Theatre on 28th June for a limited eight week run to 21st August 2016.

Writing on Twitter, Wilson said: "Proud to announce that I will be joining the West End cast of Guys & Dolls for 8 weeks only at the Phoenix Theatre, playing Miss Adelaide! So excited to be making my West End debut in this classic musical."

UPDATE (10.04): Producers have officially confirmed this casting. In a statement, Wilson says: "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 includes Nigel Lindsay as Nathan Detroit and Samantha Spiro as Miss Adelaide who will have their final performance on Saturday 26th June. Further casting will be announced in due course.

It has also been announced that Guys and Dolls has extended its booking period to 7th January 2017.

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