Funny Girl

Savoy Theatre, London
Funny Girl
Savoy Theatre, London
Our Review 5 / 5

Funny Girl, starring Sheridan Smith, is back in London’s West End for the first time in 50 years.  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, 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.

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).


Charts the rise of Fanny Brice’s career as one of Broadway’s biggest stars by way of the Ziegfeld Follies, as well as her doomed romance with Nicky Arnstein.

Previews from |
9th April 2016
Opening date |
20th April 2016
Booking from |
3rd October 2016
Available until |
6th October 2016
Closes |
8th October 2016
Run time |
Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes with one interval.
Categories |
Isobel Lennart. Revised book by Harvey Fierstein
Menier Chocolate Factory
Michael Mayer
Mark Henderson
Richard Brooker
Michael Pavelka
Lynne Page
Cast list:
Sheridan Smith (Fanny Brice), Natasha J Barnes (Fanny Brice at some performances/Emma/Mrs Nadler), Darius Campbell (Nicky Arnstein), Marilyn Cutts (Mrs Brice), Maurice Lane (Mr Keeney), Valda Aviks (Mrs Meeker), Gay Soper (Mrs Strakosh), Bruce Montague (Florenz Ziegfeld), Joel Montague (Eddie Ryan), Philip Bertioli (Cornet Man/Tenor Soloist/ Ensemble), Emma Caffrey (Bubbles/Ensemble), Joelle Dyson (Ensemble), Rebecca Fennelly (Polly/Ensemble), Luke Fetherston (John/Cornet Man/Ensemble), Matthew Goodgame (Director/Renaldi/Paul/Ensemble), Leah Harris (Ensemble), Kelly Homewood (Vera/Ensemble), Sammy Kelly (Mimsey/Ensemble), Sanchia Amber Clarke, Lucinda Collins, Sam Murphy, Tom Murphy, Clare Rickard and Oliver Tester.

Savoy Theatre Venue Information

Savoy Theatre, Strand, London, WC2R 0ET
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

Customer reviews

Our Review of Funny Girl


The Savoy is currently having a run of great Broadway musicals (and there's one more on the horizon when this one ends): after Gypsy and Guys and Dolls and before the arrival later in the year of Dreamgirls, comes this transfer of Funny Girl from the Menier Chocolate Factory. The first two came from Chichester; and like Gypsy, this one has a score by the great Broadway songsmith Jule Styne. Read more

Latest Funny Girl News & Features

Interview: Natasha Barnes takes us track-by-track through her new album, Real
Monday, 19 February, 2018
Natasha Barnes shot into the public consciousness in March 2016 when the Funny Girl understudy stepped in following the indisposition of the show’s star Sheridan Smith, much to the acclaim of critics and audiences. After a whirlwind couple of years, which included playing Fanny Brice at a number of dates as part of a UK tour, Barnes has released her debut album as a solo artist. Here, Barnes talks us through the album, titled Real, which is available to buy and stream now...
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