Sheridan Smith for Playhouse

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Smith to reprise Funny Girl role in UK tour

Sheridan Smith is to tour to the Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2017, playing Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, for which she earned five star plaudits at London’s Savoy Theatre.

The production opened to critical and commercial acclaim at the Menier Chocolate Factory before transferring to the Savoy Theatre.

Funny Girl Sheridan Smith. Photo Johan Persson

Funny Girl Sheridan Smith. Photo Johan Persson

The semi-biographical musical is based on the life and career of film actress and comedian Fanny Brice, plotting her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star and featuring her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.

First staged on Broadway in 1964, it brought brought global fame to Barbra Streisand as Fanny, who reprised the role for the London production in 1966 and again for the 1968 movie.

With music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill, it boasts some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including People and Don’t Rain On My Parade, which became two of Streisand’s signature tunes.

The Chocolate Factory revival is directed by Michael Mayer and choreographed by Lynne Page. It will tour extensively in 2017 until July, with Sheridan Smith billed to appear in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. Further casting has yet to be announced.

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 Girls website: http://www.funnygirlthemusical.co.uk/

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:
18 – 25 February Manchester
Palace Theatre*
0844 871 3019 Book online
28 February – 4 March Milton Keynes
Theatre*
0844 871 7652 Book online
7 – 11 March Liverpool
Empire*
0844 871 3017 Book online
21 – 25 March Bristol
Hippodrome*
0844 871 3012 Book online
28 March – 1 April Stoke
Regent Theatre
0844 871 7649 Book online
10 – 15 April Aberdeen
His Majesty’s
01224 641122 Book online
18 – 22 April Edinburgh
Playhouse*
0844 871 3014 Book online
24 – 29 April Woking
New Victoria
0844 871 7645 Book online
2 – 6 May Canterebury
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
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

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