Sheridan Smith stars as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl
Award winning actress Sheridan Smith is a true all-rounder, whether it’s turning her hand to TV, stage or film, to comedy or drama, to straight plays or musicals.
In Funny Girl, Smith plays the iconic role of Fanny Brice, a role originated by Barbra Streisand and one that has rarely beenperformed since. Michael Mayer’s production will have significant changes from the original with Smith stamping her own interpretation on the role. Funny Girl transfers from the Menier Chocolate Factory from 9 April 2016 until 10 September to the Savoy Theatre.
Smith was last in the West End in the 2013 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream opposite David Walliams at the Noel Coward Theatre, prior to this she took the title role of Hedda Gabler at the Old Vic.
Smith is a double Olivier Award winner, for her role of Dorris in Trevor Nunn’s production of Terence Rattigan’s 1942 drama Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and for her portrayal of blonde bombshell Elle Woods in the movie-to-stage musical Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre.
Sheridan Smith is best known for her TV roles including Two Pints of Lager & A Packet of Crisps, Grown Ups, Love Soup, Benidorm, The Royle Family ,Gavin and Stacey and more recently Cilla and Mrs Biggs for which she won a BAFTA. Her stage work includes Into the Woods at the Donmar Warehouse, The People are Friendly for the Royal Court, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Taming of the Shrew at the Open Air Theatre and Audrey in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s production of Little Shop of Horrors. Her film work includes Hysteria, Tower Block, Quartet, Powder Room and The Huntsman: Winter’s War.