Darius is Nick

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More

Darius to reprise Funny Girl role opposite Sheridan Smith

The Edinburgh Playhouse has announced that Darius Campbell will be playing the role of Nick Arnstein opposite Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the theatre this week to Saturday 15 April 2017.

The theatre had previously announced that Chris Peluso would be playing the role as the major UK tour arrives in Edinburgh. Peluso and Campbell are alternating the role of Arnstein, the entrepreneur and gambler who became Fanny Brice’s husband.

Sheridan Smith (Fanny Brice), Darius Campbell (Nick Arnstein). Pic Johan Persson

This week’s performances will be Sheridan Smith’s only Scottish dates in the role of Fanny Brice. She is alternating the role with Natasha J Barnes, who has just been in Aberdeen and is booked to appear when the production reaches the Glasgow King’s at the end of May.

Funny Girl tells the story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star, featuring her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.

The musical brought global fame to Barbra Streisand when it opened on Broadway in 1963. It boasts some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including People and Don’t Rain On My Parade. The Original Cast album reached #2 in the billboard charts and Streisand reprised the role in the 1966 London production as well as the 1968 film adaptation when she played opposite Omar Sharif as Arnstein.

The current touring production is the 2016 Menier Chocolate Factory revival, directed by Michael Mayer, which initially stared Sheridan Smith and Darius Campbell.

Listings

Funny Girl
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA.
Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 April 2017
Daily, 7.30pm. Matinees Wednesday, Saturday at 2.30pm.

Tickets and booking details: http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/funny-girl/edinburgh-playhouse/

Funny Girl website: http://www.funnygirlthemusical.co.uk/
Twitter: @FunnyGirl_UK
Facebook: /FunnyGirlUK

Sheridan Smith’s original cast recording of the Mernier production is available from Amazon. Click below for the CD or MP3 Download.

Funny Girl on tour 2017:
*Sheridan Smith will be playing the role of Fanny Brice in the starred dates only
18 – 22 April Edinburgh
Playhouse*
0844 871 3014 Book online
24 – 29 April Woking
New Victoria
0844 871 7645 Book online
2 – 6 May Canterbury
Marlowe Theatre
1227787787 Book online
9 – 13 May Birmingham
Hippodrome*
0844 338 5000 Book online
16 – 20 May Newcastle
Theatre Royal*
08448 11 21 21 Book online
23 – 27 May Southampton
Mayflower Theatre*
023 8071 1811 Book online
30 May – 3 June Glasgow
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648 Book online
6 – 10 June Bradford
Alhambra Theatre*
01274 432000 Book online
12 – 17 June Nottingham
Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555 Book online
19 – 24 June Southend
Cliffs Pavilion*
01702 351135 Book online
26 June – 1 July Norwich
Theatre Royal
01603 630000 Book online
4 – 8 July Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre*
029 2063 6464 Book online
11 – 15 July Dublin
Bord Gais*

+353 (1) 677 7999 Book online
18 July – 22 July Llandudno
Venue Cymru
01492 872000 Book online
24 – 29 July Wolverhampton
Grand Theatre
01902 429 212 Book online
1 – 5 August Plymouth
Theatre Royal
01752 267222 Book online
7 – 19 August Manchester
Palace Theatre *
0844 871 3019 Book online

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