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Sheridan Smith To Star In ‘Funny Girl' Revival, As Fanny Brice

04/08/2015 11:30 BST | Updated 04/08/2015 11:59 BST

Sheridan Smith has landed another huge role, and will be treading the boards on the London stage, playing Fanny Brice in a new adaptation of ‘Funny Girl’.

The musical is set to return to the Menier Chocolate Factory theatre, with previews starting on 20 November.

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Sheridan Smith

‘Funny Girl’ will officially open on 2 December, and run until 5 March.

The show tells the true story of Fanny’s rise to fame in the 1910s, and while the star was hailed as a stage sensation, she led a troubled personal life.

In 1964, Barbra Streisand played Fanny in ‘Funny Girl’, on Broadway, and the musical features songs including ‘Don’t Rain On My Parade’ and ‘I Am The Greatest Star’.

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Barbra as Fanny, in the 1968 movie

She later reprised the role for a film adaptation, and bagged the Best Actress Oscar.

While Sheridan’s been at home on our TV screens in recent years, she’s got more than enough experience on stage, and has previously starred in productions of ‘Legally Blonde’, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘Into The Woods’ and ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’.

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