Funny Girl, starring multi award-winning stage and
screen star Sheridan Smith, transfers to the Savoy Theatre following its sold
out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
This musical classic tells the fascinating bitter-sweet story of Fanny Brice (Smith), whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star, and her tempestuous relationship with gambler Nicky Arnstein. Featuring some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including “People” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade”
This bold new production, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill, a book by Isobel Lennart from an original story by Miss Lennart, with revisions by Harvey Fierstein, is directed by Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Itch & Spring Awakening on Broadway) and promises to be the must-see musical of 2016.
Sheridan Smith - Fanny Brice
Sheridan came to prominence on television for her roles in comedy shows Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Love Soup, Gavin & Stacey, Grownups and Benidorm before starring in television dramas like Mrs Biggs, for which she won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for playing Ronnie Biggs' wife, The 7.39 and Cilla, where she played Cilla Black. Her film credits include Tower Block, Quartet, Powder Room and The Harry Hill Movie.
She made her West End debut in a National Youth Music Theatre production of Bugsy Malone and has performed in musicals Into the Woods, Little Shop of Horrors and Legally Blonde. She won two Laurence Olivier Awards in consecutive years, for Best Actress in a Musical as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde in 2011 and Best Performance in a Supporting Role as Doris in a revival of the play Flare Path in 2012.
Darius Campbell, also known professionally either as Darius Danesh or Darius, is
a Scottish platinum-selling singer-songwriter, a West End stage actor, an
operatic baritone, an author, and an Ambassador for The Prince's Trust.
Best known for Pop Idol, he performed the role of Billy Flynn in the West End production of Chicago, the youngest ever to play that part, in two runs of the musical. He played both the lead role of Sky Masterson in the Olivier Award winning Guys and Dolls, and the originating role of Rhett Butler in Sir Trevor Nunn's theatrical adaptation of Gone with the Wind.
When: Saturday 2nd July, 2:30pm
Price: £69.50 (No booking fee)
Where: Savoy Theatre, Strand, London, United Kingdom, WC2R 0ET
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Please note: The cast may change at short notice due to illness or unforeseen circumstances.