Funny Girl

Funny Girl Tickets

Venue: 
Savoy Theatre
Location: 
West End
Duration: 
Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes with one interval.

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).

Book your Funny Girl tickets, playing at the Savoy Theatre in London.

Funny Girl Synopsis: 

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.

By: 
Isobel Lennart. Revised book by Harvey Fierstein
Producer: 
Menier Chocolate Factory
Director: 
Michael Mayer
Lighting: 
Mark Henderson
Sound: 
Richard Brooker
Design: 
Michael Pavelka
Choreography: 
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.
Funny Girl Schedule
Previews from: 
Saturday, 9 April, 2016
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 20 April, 2016
Available from: 
Tuesday, 27 September, 2016
Booking to: 
Friday, 7 October, 2016
Closes: 
Saturday, 8 October, 2016
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday2.30pm7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday--
Address:
Strand, London, WC2R 0ET
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

Latest Funny Girl News & Features

Sheridan Smith
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Sheridan Smith to continue role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl UK tour

Producers of the UK tour of Funny Girl have announced that double Olivier award-winner Sheridan Smith will reprise her role of Fanny Brice in a number of venues around the country as the production takes to the road in 2017.

Monday, July 11, 2016
Sheridan Smith returns to Funny Girl

Producers of the London revival of Funny Girl, which is currently playing at the Savoy Theatre, have confirmed that double Olivier Award-winning actress Sheridan Smith has returned to the company and the role of Fanny Brice following a leave of absence.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
In Praise of Understudies: Theatre's Unsung Heroes

In the hit Broadway musical 42nd Street, understudy Peggy Sawyer finds herself at the centre of a fairytale-like situation, taking on the lead role in Julian Marsh's latest musical when the star sprains an ankle, leading to one of the greatest showbiz stories of all time. It's a theme that has been often reworked and retooled across various mediums, but it very much remains a common occurrence within the theatre industry.

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Sheridan Smith takes a break from Funny Girl

It has been announced that Sheridan Smith will be taking a break of between two and four weeks from the West End transfer of the 1964 hit Broadway musical Funny Girl. The show opened at the Savoy Theatre on 20 April 2016 following previews from 9 April, and is running until 8 October 2016. The production transferred from the Menier Chocolate Factory, where the run sold out.

Monday, April 18, 2016
Funny Girl: A History of the Hit Musical 50 years on

This week another piece of West End history is made as the first revival of the 1964 musical Funny Girl opens in the West End at the Savoy Theatre for the first time since 1966. Whilst this may not seem on the surface to be a remarkable achievement, it's extremely rare for a show that has such hit appeal has not been exploited in the previous four decades, considering the hit potential, and commercial goldmine, that the property offers.

Our Review

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... Read more

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