‘Sheridan Smith is the greatest star by far.’ Daily Telegraph
Photograph by Johan Persson
Sheridan Smith and Chris Peluso lead the cast of Funny Girl which comes to Milton Keynes Theatre from Tue 28 Feb to Sat 4 March having enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre.
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)
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 ‘iconic, legendary, laugh-out-loud’ (The Times) musical tells the story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star.
Sheridan Smith reprises her smash hit performance as Fanny Brice. Her other theatre work includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hedda Gabler, Flare Path (Theatre Royal Haymarket – Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress, Evening Standard Theatre Award and Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress), Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre – Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical). For television, her credits include The Moorside Project, Cilla, Mrs Biggs (BAFTA Award for Best Actress) and very many more.
Chris Peluso plays Nick Arnstein. His theatre work in the UK includes Show Boat (New London Theatre) and Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre); and in the US, Mamma Mia! (Winter Garden Theater),
Director Michael Mayer’s West End credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie (Shaftesbury Theatre). For Broadway his work includes Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony Award nomination for Best Director), On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, American Idiot (Drama Desk Award for Best Director of a Musical), Spring Awakening (Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Drama Desk Award for Best Direction of a Musical) and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Drama Desk Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical).
Music for Funny Girl was composed by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Bob Merrill Book by Isobel Lennart from an original story by Miss Lennart Revised Book by Harvey Fierstein
Funny Girl is at the Milton Keynes Theatre from Tue 28th February until Saturday 4th March. (Evenings 7.30pm, matinees on Wed, Thu & Sat at 2.30pm)
Box Office: 0844 871 7652 or online: www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes