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

Sheridan Smith To Star In Funny Girl UK Tour

Sheridan Smith

Producers have announced that Sheridan Smith will reprise her role as Fanny Brice for the forthcoming UK tour of Funny Girl starting in Manchester on 18 February 2017. Smith will play the role in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. Further casting will be announced shortly, and patrons should check with venues for the performance playing schedule. This acclaimed production which is currently playing at London’s Savoy Theatre until 8th October 2016, is directed by Michael Mayer, choreographed by Lynne Page and designed by Michael Pavelka. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT FUNNY GIRL UK TOUR

Sheridan Smith Returns To Funny Girl Tonight

Sheridan Smith

The producers of Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre in London have just released the following statement:- We are delighted to welcome Sheridan Smith back to Funny Girl this evening. It is currently planned that Sheridan will also play this Saturday evening (not matinee), and Monday to Saturday next week (excluding the Wednesday matinee and Thursday evening performances at which Natasha J Barnes will perform). From the week commencing 18 July, Sheridan is scheduled to perform Tuesday through Saturday, with Natasha playing Fanny Brice on Monday evenings. This schedule is subject to change, but we look forward to continuing to entertain audiences at the Savoy Theatre until our run ends on 8 October. Sonia Friedman, David Babani and Scott Landis, Producers of Funny Girl BOOK NOW FOR FUNNY GIRL AT THE SAVOY THEATRE BOOK NOW FOR FUNNY GIRL UK TOUR

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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