Rehearsal images have been released for Funny Girl. Starring Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice, the musical opens at the Menier Chocolate Factory on 2nd December 2015 (previews from 20th November) and runs until 5th March 2016. Check out rehearsal pics below (click image to enlarge).
The show also stars Marilyn Cutts as Mrs Brice, Darius Campbell as Nick, Natasha J Barnes as Emma, Maurice Lane as Mr Keeney. Completing the cast are: Valda Aviks (Mrs O’Malley), Bruce Montague (Ziegfeld), Joel Montague (Eddie) and Gay Soper (Mrs Strakosh) with Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Joelle Dyson, Rebecca Fennelly, Luke Fetherston, Leah Harris, Kelly Homewood, Sammy Kelly and Stuart Ramsay.
After the Menier run sold out within hours, breaking box office records and becoming the theatre's fastest selling production, it was announced that Funny Girl will transfer to the West End next year. The musical will open at the Savoy Theatre (where Smith previously starred in Legally Blonde) on 9th April for a 12 week run until 2nd July 2016.
Directed by Michael Mayer with choreography is by Lynne Page, set design is by Michael Pavelka, costume is by Matthew Wright, lighting is by Mark Henderson, sound is by Richard Brooker, musical supervision is by Alan Williams and orchestrations are by Chris Walker.
Photo Credit: Marc Brenner