The London revival of the Sheridan Smith-led Funny Girl—which toured following its runs at the West End's Savoy Theatre and the Menier Chocolate Factory—will be broadcast in cinemas nationwide October 24.
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.
Darius Campbell played Nick Arnstein to Smith’s Fanny Brice. The two were joined by Nigel Barber as Florenz Ziegfeld, Zoë Ann Bown as Mrs. Meeker, Martin Callaghan as Mr. Keeney, Jennifer Harding as Emma, Rachel Izen as Mrs. Brice, Joshua Lay as Eddie, and Myra Sands as Mrs. Strakosh.
The ensemble featured Rhianne Alleyne, Kit Benjamin, Lloyd Davies, Flora Dawson, Joseph Dockree, Abigayle Honeywill, Brontë Lavine, David Mcintosh, Peter Nash, Gillian Parkhouse, Tom Partridge, Nova Skipp, Alexandra Waite-Roberts, Sam Wingfield, and Alexandra Wright.
“Fanny Brice was an extraordinary woman who broke the mold 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 U.K.,” said Smith.
With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill, and book by Isobel Lennart, the musical features such tunes as “People,” “You Are Woman, I Am Man,” and “Don't Rain on My Parade.” The revival featured a revised book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein.
Tickets go on sale August 1. For more information visit funnygirlincinemas.