Thursday, 16 July 2015

Sheridan Smith has "butterflies" about Funny Girl; rehearsals start in October

Last night (15th July) Sheridan Smith was in attendance at press night of What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Having recently confirmed that she will be starring as Fanny Brice in a revival of Funny Girl, after the press night Smith wrote on Twitter: "Just seen "what's it all about?" @MenChocFactory, mind blowing performances of Burt Bacharach songs,what a cast! & he performed too! wow"

She continued to Tweet about her new stage role: "SO good to be back @MenChocFactory earlier (my soon home to be!) but now I can't sleep with excitement about Funny Girl! Got butterflies!"

Also in attendance was the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye who wrote on Twitter that rehearsals for Funny Girl will begin in October. Previews are likely to begin in mid-November at the Menier Chocolate Factory, with full details to be confirmed.

Funny Girl marks Smith's first musical since she starred as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde The Musical at the Savoy Theatre. For her performance, Smith won her first Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

Smith previously starred in The Little Shop of Horrors at the Menier. She won her second Olivier Award for Trevor Nunn's production of Flare Path (Theatre Royal Haymarket). Smith's theatre credits also include: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Noel Coward/Regent's Park), Hedda Gabler (Old Vic), Tinderbox (Bush), The People Are Friendly (Royal Court), Ancient Lights (Hampstead) and Into The Woods (Donmar).

On screen, Smith has received tremendous acclaim for her performances in The C Word, Cilla, The 7.39, Mrs Biggs and, most recently, Black Work. Her screen credits also include: Jonathan Creek, The Harry Hill Movie, Mr. Stink, Gavin & Stacey, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Benidorm and The Royle Family.

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