The acclaimed production officially opened at the Savoy Theatre last night – but does it sparkle as much in its new home? 

 

WhatsOnStage: **** Daisy Bowie-Sell said: “Michael Mayer’s production is whip-crackingly tight.”

The Telegraph: ****Jane Shilling commented that: “Mayer’s production amply supplies in verve and sheer spectacle, with admirably crisp musical direction by Theo Jamieson.”

British Theatre.com:*****Douglas Mayo wrote: “Smith deserves to have quality shows written around her considerable talent and personality.”

London Theatre.co.uk: ***** Mark Shenton enthusiastically praised the production saying: “Michael Mayer’s loving production ensures it is not merely a solo vehicle for Smith, but also a fully integrated show that has some great chorus numbers.”

West End Wilma:***** “This is a faultless production that will make you laugh, might make you cry and is likely to leave you feeling empowered.”

Evening Standard: **** Fiona Mountford thought: “Sheridan Smith triumphantly reinvents Brice for a new generation of musical theatre lovers, conveying with skill and heart this entertainer’s emotive blend of professional success and personal vulnerability.”

The Arts Desk: **** “But though Fanny plays to the rafters, Smith maintains all-important intimacy with her audience. That captivating open-heartedness carries us through the show’s dubious passages – a star turn that almost transforms a good musical into a great one.”

Funny Girl appears the Savoy Theatre until the 8th October. Tickets are selling fast though – so if you are planning on going book tickets now! (ATG Tickets, Ticketmaster.co.uk,Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk)

 

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