Catch the West End musical telling the life story of Fanny Brice
Funny Girl is based on the life of Fanny Brice – a comedian, singer, Broadway and film actress, and all-round creative performer. Set around the outbreak of World War One and its aftermath, the show features a number of hit musical numbers, such as "Don't Rain On My Parade", "I'm The Greatest Star", "People" and "The Music That Makes Me Dance". With a spotlight shining on Brice's rise to fame, it also showcases the "funny girl's" tempestuous relationship with Nick Arnstein, a well-known entrepreneur and gambler in his day. Catch it on a strictly limited run as it returns to the West End in the year of the show's 50th London anniversary; after opening on Broadway in 1964, the musical was first seen in London in 1966, premiering at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Having previously sold out its entire Menier Chocolate Factory run in just 90 minutes, fans now have the opportunity to see the show in the West End at the Savoy Theatre. Sheridan Smith will play the role of Fanny Brice on Saturday 9 July at the evening performance, but not at the matinee. Sheridan will also perform from Monday 11 to Saturday 16 July (excluding Wednesday 13 July matinee and Thursday 14 July evening performances). Natasha J Barnes will perform on Saturday 9 July matinee, Wednesday 13 July matinee and Thursday 14 July evening. From the week commencing 18 July, Sheridan is scheduled to perform Tuesday through Saturday, with Natasha playing Fanny Brice on Monday evenings. This schedule is subject to change, but they both look forward to continuing to entertain audiences at the Savoy Theatre until the run ends on 8 October. ★★★★★ – The Stage ★★★★★ – The Independent ★★★★★ – British Theatre ★★★★★ – London Theatre ★★★★☆ – Evening Standard ★★★★☆ – Daily Telegraph ★★★★☆ – The Guardian ★★★★☆ – Londonist All ticket prices for Funny Girl are inclusive of any booking fees: YPlan will not charge you any additional amounts for your tickets. When booking tickets, please make sure to book from one account at the same time if you want to be seated together; you will be allocated the best available seats in the selected seating area. For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Your patience and understanding is appreciated while these take place. Valid ID required for ticket collection. West End theatre ticket sales are final and bookings cannot be amended, exchanged or refunded (unless of course the performance is cancelled). All listed offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.
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