FUNNY GIRL to tour the UK next year
June 27, 2016  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off

thumbnail_IMG_0111It has been announced today that the hit musical Funny Girl will go on a major national tour in 2017. The 5 star production opens at Manchester Palace where it runs for a week from 20 February, before touring to venues including Milton Keynes Theatre, Liverpool Empire, Bristol Hippodrome, Stoke Regent Theatre, His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen, Edinburgh Playhouse, New Victoria Theatre Woking, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Birmingham Hippodrome, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Mayflower Theatre Southampton, King’s Theatre Glasgow, Nottingham Theatre Royal and Southend Cliffs Pavilion. Further tour dates will be announced shortly.

Funny Girl brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago and boasts some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including People and Don’t Rain On My Parade. This ‘iconic, legendary, laugh-out-loud’ (The Times) musical tells the story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star.

The production had a sell out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory last year with Sheridan Smith in the leading role of Fanny Brice. Natasha J Barnes has been performing the role at the Savoy Theatre for the past few months whilst Sheridan takes a break due to stress and exhaustion. Natasha has received rave reviews for her portrayal of the role but Sheridan is expected to return to the role in early July.

Keep an eye on www.funnygirlthemusical.co.uk for more details. The West End production of Funny Girl plays at the Savoy Theatre until October 2016.

 

Tour dates

*On sale 29 June
ᵠOn sale 4 July
#On sale shortly

Manchester Palace*
20 – 25 February
www.atgtickets.com/venues/palace-theatre-manchester
Box Office: 0844 871 3019

Milton Keynes Theatre*
28 February – 4 March
www.atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 7652

Liverpool Empire*
7 – 11 March
www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire
Box Office: 0844 871 3017

Bristol Hippodrome*
21 – 25 March
www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome
Box Office: 0844 871 3012

Stoke Regent Theatre#
28 March – 1 April
www.atgtickets.com/venues/regent-theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 7649

His Majesty’s Aberdeen#
10 – 15 April
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/venues/his-majestys-theatre
Box Office: 01224 641122

Edinburgh Playhouse#
18 – 22 April
www.atgtickets.com/venues/edinburgh-playhouse
Box Office: 0844 871 3014

New Victoria Woking#
25 – 29 April
www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 7645

Marlowe Theatre Canterbury#
2 – 6 May
www.marlowetheatre.com
Box Office: 01227 787787

Birmingham Hippodrome#
9 – 13 May
www.birminghamhippodrome.com
Box Office: 0844 338 5000

Newcastle Theatre Royalᵠ
16 – 20 May
www.theatreroyal.co.uk
Box Office: 08448 112121

Mayflower Theatre Southampton#
23 – 27 May
www.mayflower.org.uk
Box Office: 02380 711811

King’s Theatre Glasgow#
30 May – 3 June
www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 7648

Nottingham Theatre Royal#
12 – 17 June
www.trch.co.uk
Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Southend Cliffs Pavilion#
20 – 24 June
www.southendtheatres.org.uk/Online
Box Office: 01702 351125

Photo: Manuel Harlan