Full casting announced for the UK & Ireland Tour of ‘Funny Girl’

Full casting is announced today for the tour of Funny Girl, which enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre.

Playing opposite Sheridan Smith is Chris Peluso as Nick Arnstein – they will perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin.

Also announced today, the run will extend for a further two weeks, returning to Manchester to complete its run with Smith and Peluso playing the final dates. Natasha J Barnes and Darius Campbell will play Fanny Brice and Nick Arnstein in Stoke, Aberdeen, Woking, Canterbury, Glasgow, Nottingham, Norwich, Llandudno, Wolverhampton and Plymouth. Patrons should check with venues for the performance playing schedule.

 They are joined by Nigel Barber (Florenz Ziegfeld), Zoë Ann Bown (Mrs. Meeker), Martin Callaghan (Mr. Keeney), Jennifer Harding (Emma), Rachel Izen (Mrs Brice), Joshua Lay (Eddie) and Myra Sands (Mrs. Strakosh); with Rhianne AlleyneKit BenjaminLloyd DaviesFlora DawsonJoseph DockreeAbigayle HoneywillBrontë LavineDavid McintoshPeter NashGillian ParkhouseTom PartridgeNova SkippAlexandra Waite-RobertsSam Wingfield and Alexandra Wright.

Funny Girl brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago and boasts some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including People and Don’t Rain On My Parade.

This ‘exhilarating’ (The Independent) musical tells the story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star.

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Music by Jule Styne • Lyrics by Bob Merrill • Book by Isobel Lennart from an original story by Miss Lennart • Revised Book by Harvey Fierstein

Director: Michael Mayer • Choreographer: Lynne Page • Set Designer: Michael Pavelka • Costume Designer: Matthew Wright •  Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson • Sound Designer: Richard Brooker • Musical Supervisor and arrangements: Alan Williams • Orchestrations: Chris Walker •  Tour Director: Richard Fitch

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