Funny Girl starring Sheridan Smith – theatrical trailer released ahead of Global Cinema release

««««« ‘Sheridan Smith is the greatest star by far.

Daily Telegraph

««««« Michael Mayer’s exhilarating embrace of a production.’ The Independent

 The theatrical trailer for Funny Girl starring Sheridan Smith is released today ahead of the worldwide cinema release on 24 October. The production opened to critical acclaim at the Menier Chocolate Factory, ahead of a run in the West End, and then on tour. Michael Mayer’s production was filmed during the final week of its run at the Manchester Palace Theatre by Digital Theatre, and will be released in cinemas by Trafalgar Releasing.

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Darius Campbell played Nick Arnstein to Smith’s Fanny Brice, and they were joined by Nigel Barber (Florenz Ziegfeld), Zoë Ann Bown (Mrs. Meeker), Martin Callaghan (Mr. Keeney), Jennifer Harding (Emma), Rachel Izen (Mrs Brice), Joshua Lay (Eddie) and Myra Sands (Mrs. Strakosh); with Rhianne AlleyneKit BenjaminLloyd DaviesFlora DawsonJoseph DockreeAbigayle HoneywillBrontë LavineDavid McintoshPeter NashGillian ParkhouseTom PartridgeNova SkippAlexandra Waite-RobertsSam Wingfield and Alexandra Wright.

“Fanny Brice was an extraordinary woman who broke the mould for female entertainment, not only that, she was a brilliant comic! Her lack of vanity and her goofiness made her unique and very special, and the role was an utter joy to play. I’m beyond excited to be able to share our production of Funny Girl with audiences across the UK.” Sheridan Smith

With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart, the Broadway smash which skyrocketed Barbra Streisand to stardom, was revived with Sheridan Smith playing Fanny Brice, who rose from the Lower East Side of New York to become one of Broadway’s biggest stars under producer Florenz Ziegfield.  While she was cheered onstage as a great comedienne, offstage she faced a doomed relationship with the man she loved.  With a score featuring now-classic songs such as “People”, “You Are Woman, I Am Man” and “Don’t Rain on My Parade”, this new production was a must-see theatrical event.

‘A winningly exuberant performance. The most brilliant comic actress at work today.’

Sunday Times

‘Michael Mayer’s vivacious production has wit, charm and energy, sparkly choreography, and a strong, ebullient cast.’ Financial Times

“Sheridan Smith is one of British Theatre’s truly golden performers – a versatile star who thrills with her ability to be simultaneously touching and hilarious. Here she’s on glorious form.”

Evening Standard

An unforgettable star turn… Smith is hilarious, glorious, touching. With a performance that is all-singing, all dancing, all-joking and, somehow, all-soul too.’ The Times


Music by Jule Styne   Lyrics by Bob Merrill

Book by Isobel Lennart from an original story by Miss Lennart

Revised Book by Harvey Fierstein

Directed by Michael Mayer

Choreography is by Lynne Page, with set design by Michael Pavelka, costume design by Matthew Wright, lighting design by Mark Henderson and sound design by Richard Brooker, the musical supervisor is Alan Williams and orchestrations are by Chris Walker.

The capture of Funny Girl is co-produced by Digital Theatre and Sky Arts.

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