Funny Girl Tickets
Following a critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Funny Girl, is back in London’s West End for the first time since the original Broadway hit transferred in 1966. 50 years on, the hit musical is now showing at the Savoy Theatre for a strictly limited run until 8 October 2016.
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 Brice, 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), and promises to be the must-see musical of 2016.
Running time2 hours 45 minutes including interval
Performance dates9 April to 8 October 2016
Sheridan is scheduled to perform Tuesday through Saturday, with Natasha playing Fanny Brice on Monday evenings. This schedule is subject to change.
Reviews / Features
Review: Funny Girl At The Savoy Theatre Starring Natasha J Barnes
Funny Girl, currently playing at London's Savoy Theatre, has been the cause of a great deal of hype since it opened in April. For a show that has been heavily revered by a lot of critics, I was slightly surprised that the production didn't completely explode onto stage; it was a pleasant, but very gentle show. However, the performance of Natasha J Barnes, who has been covering the principal role of Fanny Brice in the absence of Sheridan Smith, raised the show to a level of real excellence. The silver lining around the cloud of Smith's absence is that Barnes has been given a much deserved opportunity to absolutely shine, and she really does fill the stage with life, and energy. The show completely revolves around Barnes, and she makes the character of Fanny Brice so interesting, and engaging, that I would defy anybody to be unimpressed by the production.
8 Jul, 2016 | By Harriet Wilson
Reviews / Features
Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre Review: "You can’t help but fall head over heels" for Natasha J. Barnes
Natasha J Barnes has a tricky job in front of her; despite someone else’s name being billed above the theatre entrance, she has delight crowds in one of the biggest roles on the West End. With two huge names having preceded her as Fanny Brice, firstly the great Barbra Streisand who originated the role and most recently the much loved Sheridan Smith, Barnes has big shoes to fill but she is absolutely sensational in Funny Girl. It’s a pretty dated musical but Barnes and the cast breathe new life into it and take the audience by surprise with plenty of charm and razzle dazzle. Natasha J Barnes is the greatest star in Funny Girl and you can’t help but fall head over heels for her as Fanny.
8 Jul, 2016 | By Harriet Hards
Natasha J Barnes plays Fanny Brice in Funny Girl during Sheridan Smith’s leave of absence
Natasha J Barnes plays the role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre for a short period whilst Sheridan Smith takes 2 - 4 weeks leave of absence from the production due to stress and exhaustion.
12 May, 2016 | By Tom Stratford
A Conversation With: Dame Diana Rigg
From the cult Sixties classic The Avengers to the fantasy world of Game of Thrones, Dame Diana Rigg’s career has spanned over 50 years, with a Bond film and a BAFTA along the way.
3 Mar, 2016 | By Angela Lord
Funny Girl – Funny Women In Theatre
Funny Girl tells the story of Fanny Brice, an actress who takes Broadway by storm with her knack for comedy. Funny women are in no shortage on the West End but sometimes get pushed aside by the more dramatic and tragic roles such as Fantine in Les Miserables and Kim in Miss Saigon. These hilarious roles should be appreciated more, especially as comedy has traditionally been a male-dominated zone for many years. Here’s my pick of four amazing and funny female roles from the West End’s past and present.
20 Jan, 2016 | By Harriet Hards
Sheridan Smith Wows Audiences In Funny Girl, Poised For Savoy Transfer This April
Funny Girl, starring multi award-winning stage and screen star Sheridan Smith, transfers to the Savoy Theatre this April following its sold out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
20 Jan, 2016 | By Jacob Porteous
2016 in the West End - Looking Forward To Funny Girl, Motown And Much More
2016 is here, as is another exciting year in the West End. Here is my list of some of the shows coming to the West End in 2016 that might just remind why you should be excited for the upcoming year!
15 Jan, 2016 | By Molly Richardson
Hello, Gorgeous! The History Of Fanny Brice And The Cult Classic Musical, Funny Girl
With the news of the classic Jule Styne and Bob Merill musical FUNNY GIRL making its way from its sold out run at the Menier this fall into the Savoy Theatre on the West End next April, I thought it would be apt to take you through the history of Funny Girl as a musical and where it originated from before that.
7 Nov, 2015 | By Shaun Nolan