‘SHERIDAN SMITH IS “THE GREATEST STAR BY FAR”’
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
‘MICHAEL MAYER’S EXHILARATING EMBRACE OF A PRODUCTION’
Funny Girl is wowing critics and audiences alike in London’s West End, for a strictly limited run until 8 October. Featuring some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including “People” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade”, this musical classic tells the fascinating and bitter-sweet story of Fanny Brice (Sheridan Smith), 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 (Darius Campbell).
‘SMITH IS HILARIOUS, GLORIOUS, TOUCHING. WITH A PERFORMANCE THAT IS ALL-SINGING, ALL DANCING, ALL-JOKING AND, SOMEHOW, ALL-SOUL TOO.’
This bold new production, with 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, is directed by Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch & Spring Awakening on Broadway). ‘Don’t believe this five-star hype? Go see for yourselves’ (The Daily Telegraph).
On Monday evening performances, the role of Fanny Brice will be performed by Natasha J Barnes.