Rebel Wlson, best known for her role as Fat Amy in the films Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, is making her West End debut, taking over as Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, currently running at the Phoenix Theatre. She begins performances June 28, for an eight week season through August 21.
In a press statement, she has comment, “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 eight 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!”
She will reprise her iconic role as Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect 3 which will be released in the summer of 2017. Other films include Bridesmaids, How to be Single, Grimsby, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Bachelorette and Ice Age: Continental Drift. She also makes a cameo appearance in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, which is released this July.
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 June 26. Further casting will be announced in due course.
To book tickets and for further details, visit GuysandDollsTheMusical.co.uk.
(Updated June 28, 2016)