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In Review, Funny Girl, Kings Theatre, Glasgow.

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In Review, Funny Girl, Kings Theatre, Glasgow.

Following an incredible run in the West End – the first for over 50 years, Olivier-nominated Funny Girl has played to sold-out theatres up and down the country. The classic story of wannabe-showgirl Fanny Brice – a role made famous by Barbara Streisand – delights audiences with its unusual female lead. Brice finds fame as a comic and navigates the toxic world of showbiz to achieve great success despite her unconventional looks and sense of humour. After falling in love with gambler and womaniser Nick Arnstein, Brice must choose between love and her career, and balance her husband's dreams with her own.

The pleasure of playing this iconic role on the UK tour goes to two women. Sheridan Smith, famous for her performances in Legally Blonde – The Musical, Gavin and Stacey and The C Word continues her portrayal of Fanny Bryce from her run in the West End. On certain tour dates, Natasha J Barnes takes over and her portrayal has already been dubbed as a 'star is born' performance, with Barnes receiving a standing ovation after every show and her rendition of Don't Rain on My Parade being particularly moving. Barnes bursts with energy and enthusiasm and has the audience crying with laughter with her out-of-time dance routines, her clumsiness and her pitchy singing – all done on purpose of course. Barnes proves that it takes great talent to appear talentless!

Playing opposite Barnes and Smith is chart-topping, Glasgow-favourite Darius Campbell who's portrayal of Nick Arnstein exults glamour, arrogance and sex appeal in equal measure. Not content with being a kept man, Nick must try to prove himself and avoid his wife's overbearing tendencies. Darius proves that his vocal range goes beyond that of Colourblind as he effortlessly sings numbers such as I Want to be Seen with You Tonight and You are Woman, I am Man. Alternating with Darius is West End favourite Chris Peluso, who's appearances in Showboat and Miss Saignon received critical acclaim.

Notable in this production is the orchestrations, with a full orchestra providing the challenging and dynamic score throughout.

Funny Girl is certainly not one to be missed, and with a handful of dates available, book tickets now to avoid being disappointed!

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Written by
Arianne Welsh
4th July 2017
Updated: 13th November 2017

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