Sheridan Smith to continue the role of Fanny Brice on the UK Tour of FUNNY GIRL
September 20, 2016  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off

FUNNY GIRL, , MUSIC - JULE STYNE, Lyrics – Bob Merrill, Book – Harvey Fierstein, Director – Michael Mayer, Choreography – Lynne Page, Set Design – Michael Pavelka, Costumes – Matthew Wright, Lighting – Mark Henderson, The Savoy Theatre, London, 2016, Credit: Johan Persson/Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Sheridan Smith will reprise her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice at selected venues for the UK tour of Funny Girl – she is set to perform 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.

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.

Sheridan Smith reprises the role of Fanny Brice. Her other theatre work includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Michael Grandage Company at the Noel Coward Theatre), Hedda Gabler (Old Vic), Flare Path (Theatre Royal Haymarket – Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress, Evening Standard Theatre Award and Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress), Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre – Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical), Tinderbox (Bush Theatre), The People are Friendly (Royal Court) and Into the Woods (Donmar Warehouse). For television, her credits include Blackwork, The C Word, Cilla, The Widower, The 7.39, Dates, Mr Stink, Mrs Biggs (BAFTA Award for Best Actress), Accused, Scapegoat, Little Crackers, Jonathan Creek, Gavin & Stacey, Larkrise to Candleford, Grown Ups, Love Soup, Two Pints of Larger and a Packet of Crisps, The Royle Family and Wives and Daughters; and for film, The Huntsman, Powder Room, Quartet, Tower Block and Hysteria.

 

FUNNY GIRL UK TOUR DATES

Manchester Palace*
18 – 25 February
Box Office: 0844 871 3019
www.atgtickets.com/manchester
Milton Keynes Theatre*
28 February – 4 March
Box Office: 0844 871 7652
www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes

Liverpool Empire*
7 – 11 March
Box Office: 0844 871 3017
www.atgtickets.com/liverpool
Bristol Hippodrome*
21 – 25 March
Box Office: 0844 871 3012
www.atgtickets.com/bristol

Stoke Regent Theatre
28 March – 1 April
Box Office: 0844 871 7649
www.atgtickets.com/stoke

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

Edinburgh Playhouse*
Box Office: 18 – 22 April
0844 871 3014
www.atgtickets.com/edinburgh

New Victoria Woking
24 – 29 April
Box Office: 0844 871 7645
www.atgtickets.com/woking

Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
2 – 6 May
Box Office: 01227787787
www.marlowetheatre.com

Birmingham Hippodrome*
9 – 13 May
Box Office: 0844 338 5000
www.atgtickets.com/birmingham

Newcastle Theatre Royal*
16 – 20 May
Box Office: 08448 11 21 21
www.atgtickets.com/newcastle

Mayflower Theatre Southampton*
22 – 27 May
Box Office: 023 8071 1811
www.mayflower.org.uk

King’s Theatre Glasgow
30 May – 3 June
Box Office: 0844 871 7648
www.atgtickets.com/glasgow

Bradford Alhambra Theatre*
6 June – 10 June
Box Office: 01274 432000
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

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

Southend Cliffs Pavilion*
19 – 24 June
Box Office: 01702 351135
southendtheatres.org.uk/Online
On-sale 21 September

Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff*
4 July – 8 July
Box Office: 029 2063 6464
www.wmc.org.uk

Bord Gais Dublin*
11 July – 15 July
Box Office:
+353 (1) 677 7999
bordgaisenergytheatre.ie
Pre-sale from 21 September
General on-sale 23 September

Venue Cymru, Llandudno
18 July – 22 July
Box Office: 01492 872000
www.venuecymru.co.uk

*Sheridan Smith will perform

Photo: Johan Persson