Sheridan Smith To Star in Funny Girl At Menier

Sheridan Smith to play Fany Brice in Funny Girl

It was announced today that a major new revival of Funny Girl will be presented at the Menier Chocolate Factory starring Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice. The show will be presented from 20 November 2015 – 5 March 2016. The new production will be directed by Michael Mayer, the Tony winning director whose credits include Spring Awakening, Thoroughly Modern Millie, American Idiot and Hedwig And The Angry Inch. Funny Girl returns to the London stage for the first time since its 1966 première. With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart, the Broadway smash which skyrocketed Barbra Streisand to stardom, is revived with Sheridan Smith playing Fanny Brice, who rose from the Lower East Side of New York to become one of Broadway’s biggest stars under producer Florenz Ziegfield. While she was cheered onstage as a great comedienne, offstage she faced a doomed relationship … Read more