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Sheridan Smith to play Fanny Brice in London revival of Funny Girl

Published 03/08/2015 | 19:52

Sheridan Smith takes on the role of Fanny Brice
Sheridan Smith takes on the role of Fanny Brice

Actress Sheridan Smith is to play Fanny Brice in a major new revival of Funny Girl.

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The Broadway smash which propelled Barbra Streisand to stardom returns to the London stage for the first time since 1966, at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

The musical tells how Brice rises from the Lower East Side of New York to become a star under producer Florenz Ziegfeld. While she was cheered onstage as a great comedienne, offstage she faced a doomed relationship with the man she loved.

The multi award-winning Michael Mayer directs the production, which opens on December 2, with previews from November 20, and runs until March 5.

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