Funny Girl, starring two-time Olivier Award winner Sheridan Smith, transfers to the Savoy Theatre following its run at London Bridge’s Menier Chocolate Factory.
Made famous in the 1968 film starring Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl is the musical classic telling the fascinating bitter-sweet story of Fanny Brice, 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.
This bold new production features 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, and is directed by Michael Mayer (Hedwig And The Angry Itch and Spring Awakening on Broadway).
The classic piece features an iconic score including some of musical theatre’s best loved songs from People to Don’t Rain On My Parade.
Smith will star as Fanny Brice following her critically acclaimed appearances in musicals including Legally Blonde The Musical and Little Shop Of Horrors, plays Hedda Gabler and Flare Path, and screen appearances including The C Word and Cilla.
Gone With The Wind and From Here To Eternity star Darius Campbell also reprises his role for the West End transfer.
Performance Times: Mon-Sat 19:30, Matinees Wed & Sat 14:30
Length: 2hrs 30mins
Web: www.funnygirlthemusical.co.uk | 0844 871 7687 | @Sheridansmith1
Savoy Theatre – Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 0JP
Nearest Tube – Charing Cross/Embankment (400m)