Funny Girl at Savoy Theatre tickets
Funny Girl at Savoy Theatre tickets

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Overview

Olivier Award-winning and beloved British actress Sheridan Smith starred as Fanny Brice in the Savoy Theatre transfer of the classic 1964 musical Funny Girl. Michael Mayer’s revival opened for an initial run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, smashing the theatre’s box office records by selling out in under 90 minutes. After which, the musical that made global superstar Barbra Streisand famous transferred to London’s West End.

Originally opening on Broadway in 1964 starring songstress Streisand, Funny Girl follows real actress and comedian Fanny Brice as she rose from New York’s Lower East Side to become Broadway’s biggest star. Starring in Broadway’s Ziegfield Follies, Brice is instantly adored by audiences and rockets to fame. After she falls in love with notorious gambler Nicky Arnstein, Brice is forced to juggle her onstage relationship and her difficult offstage romance with the man she loves. Featuring show-stopping numbers such as ‘People’, ‘Funny Girl’ and ‘Don’t Rain on my Parade’, Funny Girl is a bittersweet musical with plenty of breath-taking moments.

After receiving an Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde as well as huge critical acclaim for Flare Path, Sheridan Smith’s returned to musical theatre and received abundant praise. Following in the footsteps of the legendary Streisand, Smith wowed audiences with an entirely fresh revival of Fanny Brice. A star both on and off screen, Smith’s credits also include Little Shop of Horrors, Cilla, The C Word, Hedda Gabler and Jonathan Creek and she had recently been awarded an OBE for services to Drama.

Following Broadway successes Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Spring Awakening, Michael Mayer brings this bittersweet production back to the West End, featuring music and lyrics by Bob Merrill and Jule Styne. Marking the 50th anniversary of the original West End opening in 1966, Funny Girl impressed audiences at the Menier Chocolate Factory and continued its brilliantly acclaimed run at the Savoy Theatrel.

Recommended for

Those who missed out on the chance to see the production at the Menier Chocolate Factory now have the opportunity to catch the production in the magnificent setting of the Savoy. Fans of traditional musical theatre such as Guys and Dolls will adore this production, whilst adamant fans of Funny Girl will love Smith’s fresh take on the title role.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for all ages (Savoy Theatre may refuse entry to children aged 3 and under)

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including 15 minute interval)
Opened: 09 Apr 2016
Press night: 20 Apr 2016
Booking from: 07 Oct 2016
Booking until: 08 Oct 2016

Location and map

Savoy Theatre
Savoy Court, The Strand
London, WC2R 0ET

279 Reviews Add review

This was my second visit to The Savoy to see Funny Girl. I went intentionally to see Natasha J Barnes again and she was exceptiona... More

imogenbrady 5"3, 18 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I went to see Funny Girl with not very high expectations. I wasn't really sure who Sheridan Smith is but I like the storyline of t... More

mwestlake96 5"7, 5 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The show was simply phenomenal. Sheridan Smith is simply outstanding if you want to see an acting masterclass do go before it fini... More

claudiegilchrist 5"8, 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This re-vamped revival of a classic musical is bursting with energy and fun. Sheridan Smith was born to play Fanny Brice, a role t... More

jgblunners 6'2", 133 reviews, 2 helpful votes

This has got to be one of the best shows I have seen all year! Please do book this up and see it before it closes in October - you... More

georgenewsome 45 reviews, 5 helpful votes

A fantastic adaptation of the play and film! Sheridan Smith is fantastic and got a standing ovation on the show! Darius (playin... More

paulfootie 6'3", 93 reviews, 3 helpful votes

We booked because we wanted to see Sheridan Smith but of course she's dropped out for a while and we saw her understudy Natasha Ba... More

mikeharps 6 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I LOVE musicals. It's what I was born to do, but not all of them move me, they all make me feel different. Funny Girl moved me. Th... More

tiffa89uk 1 review, 0 helpful votes

A stunning revival of the classic Broadway musical. Sheridan Smith has bring shoes to fill after the legacy Barbara Strisand left ... More

Lethaniel-S-C 6", 59 reviews, 0 helpful votes