Full Casting Announced For UK Tour of Funny Girl

Funny Girl UK Tour

Producers have announced casting for the UK tour of Funny Girl following its acclaimed season at London’s Savoy Theatre last year. Playing opposite Sheridan Smith is Chris Peluso as Nick Arnstein – they will perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. Also announced today, the run will extend for a further two weeks, returning to Manchester to complete its run with Smith and Peluso playing the final dates. Natasha J Barnes and Darius Campbell will play Fanny Brice and Nick Arnstein in Stoke, Aberdeen, Woking, Canterbury, Glasgow, Nottingham, Norwich, Llandudno, Wolverhampton and Plymouth. Patrons should check with venues for the performance playing schedule. They are joined by Nigel Barber (Florenz Ziegfeld), Zoë Ann Bown (Mrs. Meeker), Martin Callaghan (Mr. Keeney), Jennifer Harding (Emma), Rachel Izen (Mrs Brice), Joshua Lay (Eddie) and Myra Sands (Mrs. Strakosh); with Rhianne Alleyne, Kit Benjamin, Lloyd … Read more

Natasha J Barnes Cast As Cinderella For Palladium Panto

Natasha J Barnes is to play Cinderella in the London Palladium Christmas Panto

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Natasha J Barnes will play the role of Cinderella in QDOS Entertainment’s production of Cinderella at the London Palladium. Natasha shot to fame when she took to the stage as Fanny Brice in the current production of Funny Girl when its leading lady was indisposed (Read our review). Natasha will be joined on stage by Suzie Chard and Wendy Sommerville who will play the Wicked Stepsisters. Natasha, Suzie and Wendy join the previously announced Paul O’Grady (The Wicked Stepmother), Julian Clary (Dandini), Amanda Holden (The Fairy Godmother), Lee Mead (Prince Charming), Paul Zerdin (Buttons), Nigel Havers (Lord Chamberlain) and Count Arthur Strong (Baron Hardup). Cinderella will be the first pantomime presented at the London Palladium for nearly three decades. Cinderella will be presented from 10 December 2016 to 15 January 2017. BOOK NOW FOR CINDERELLA

Natasha J Barnes To Play Fanny As Sheridan Smith Takes Leave Of Absence

Book now for Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at London's Savoy Theatre

Producers have announced that Natasha J Barnes will play the role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre for a short period whilst Sheridan Smith takes 2 – 4 weeks leave of absence from the production due to stress and exhaustion. Barnes played the role for the completion of the run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and again this week at the Savoy – her performance receiving plaudits from audience members and critics alike. The entire team at Funny Girl is thinking of Sheridan, and know she is getting the rest and support she needs during this very difficult and stressful time. We will all miss her enormously and send her our love and best wishes – and we are looking forward to her return to the show in due course. Meanwhile, we are thrilled to support the wonderful Natasha J Barnes who will be taking on … Read more

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