Award-winning actress Rebel Wilson will be joining the West End cast of Guys and Dolls for a strictly limited 8 weeks only at the Phoenix Theatre to play the part of Miss Adelaide from Tuesday 28 June until Sunday 21 August 2016.
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. 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 AND 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!"
Award-winning Australian actress and comedian Rebel Wilson has appeared in the films Bridesmaids, A Few Best Men, Bachelorette, What to Expect When You're Expecting, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, How to Be Single, and Grimsby. She also has a cameo in the upcoming Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.
Wilson also appeared starred in the musical films Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 as Fat Amy, a role that earned her several award nominations and wins including the MTV Best Breakthrough Performance Award and a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress. Pitch Perfect 3 is due out in 2017.
Her TV credits include the Australian series Pizza, The Wedge, Bogan Pride, Bargain and City Homicide, and the American sitcom Super Fun Night, which she created and starred in.
Upon its transfer from the Savoy Theatre, GUYS AND DOLLS received rave reviews at the Phoenix Theatre, with five stars from Metro, Attitude, and the Evening Standard, with another four stars from The Times and The Telegraph.
GUYS AND DOLLS tickets are booking until 30th October 2016.