Yes folks it is true! Opening Night can reveal that, following the critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Sheridan Smith will reprise the role of Fanny Brice for the UK tour of Funny Girl – opening at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, on February 18, 2017.
It’s great news that Sheridan will be taking the show on tour after winning rave reviews for her performance in the West End. The acclaimed actress and musical theatre star is set to perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin.
Funny Girl brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago and boasts some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history. For those who haven’t seen the musical it tells the story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star.
Tickets are on sale from today and, with just a week’s stop at the Palace Theatre, the show is sure to sell out soon. Get your hands on them whilst you can as you don’t want anyone to ‘rain on your parade’ if you miss out…(sorry-we couldn’t resist!)
Manchester Palace Theatre
18 – 25 February
Box Office: 0844 871 3019