Rebel Wilson to make West End debut

London, May 26 (IANS) Actress Rebel Wilson will make her West End debut in “Guys And Dolls”.

The Australian actress is joining the cast of the production for an eight-week stint as Miss Adelaide over the summer and is “honoured” to have been offered the role, reports theguardian.com.

“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 said.

The 36-year-old shared that she has been a huge fan of musical theatre for over 20 years.

“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,” she said.

“It blew me away and I’ve loved musical theatre ever since. I then went on to write and perform in my own productions before being snapped up to do screen work,” Wilson added.

Further details on who will be joining Wilson in the cast is yet to be announced.

Rebel will feature at the Phoenix Theatre between June 28 to August 21.

–IANS

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