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Review: Funny Girl (Savoy Theatre, London)

Starting at Menier Chocolate Factory, this transfer follows a string of high profile revivals at the Savoy Theatre. Funny Girl, starring woman of the moment Sheridan Smith, charts the rise of wannabe actress Fanny Brice and her relationship smooth talker and gambler Nick Arnstein. 481 more words


The Truth

This is the third play by French playwright Florian Zeller that we’ve had in London in less than twelve months, all translated by Christopher Hampton. I worried when the second, The Mother, was stylistically similar to the first, The Father, that he might be a one-trick pony, even though I admired both. 210 more words


Things to See and Do in London: Saturday 19th March

A busy time in London at the moment – which means more of a choice to pick from Love London Love Culture’s picks…

  1. Boris Godunov, Royal Opera House…
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Funny Girl - Menier Chocolate factory

It is a show and a role that is eclipsed entirely by its brightest and most memorable incumbent of them all. Barbra Streisand’s shadow looms large for any actress attempting to play Fanny Brice the show girl that shook up Ziegfeld Follies and broke the mold for female performers on the stage in Vaudeville at the time. 588 more words

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Road Show

This latest (last?) Stephen Sondheim musical has had a tortuous journey since it was first workshopped by Sam Mendes in New York City in 1999. First produced in Washington and Chicago (where I first saw it) in 2003, it re-appeared Off-Broadway in 2008 but never made The Great White Way. 355 more words


Hello, gorgeous

Sheridan Smith is a funny, Funny Girl. We were privileged to see her last weekend in the new stage production of that name (Funny Girl… 429 more words

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Q&A: Funny Girl featuring Sheridan Smith and Darius Campbell

WHERE?: Menier Chocolate Factory

WHEN?: 21/2

It’s 6.45pm and our Q&A compere Mark Shenton, associate editor of The Stage, is telling us that its star Sheridan Smith is unwell and may not be joining us and her leading man Darius Campbell has to leave in 15 minutes. 580 more words