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Sheridan Smith to star in Funny Girl

Sheridan Smith will play Fanny Brice in Funny Girl. Photo: Eliza Power
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Sheridan Smith has been confirmed to star in Funny Girl at the Menier Chocolate Factory later this year.

Smith will play Fanny Brice in Jule Styne’s musical, which returns to the London stage for the first time since it premiered in 1966.

The production will be directed by Michael Mayer, whose West End credits include Spring Awakening and Throroughly Modern Millie.

The show, which has lyrics by Bob Merrill and a book by Isobel Lennart, will run at the Menier from November 20 to March 5, 2016, with press night on December 2.

Lynne Page will choreograph the production, with design by Michael Pavelka, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Richard Brooker. The production will have musical supervision by Alan Williams.

Funny Girl is produced by the Menier Chocolate Factory in association with Sonia Friedman Productions and Scott Landis.

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