The production will play at the Studio as part of New Wimbledon Theatre from the 17th to the 24th September.
Written by Roy Smiles, The Funny Girls is a brand new ‘what if’ comedy that looks at the clash of ego and dreams between two young starlets: Barbara Streisand and Joan Rivers. The inspiration for this play came from the pair’s infamous gig before their time in the spotlight, finding companionship in a short-lived off-off-off Broadway production.
Directed by Michael Strassen, the production is set to star Mia Tomlinson (The Beast Must Die, Britbox; The Lost Pirate Kingdom, Netflix) as Joan Rivers, and Rosanna Harris (Grease, UK tour) as Barbra Streisand.
Two rising stars with big dreams, The Funny Girls follows the trials and errors of paving a way to success in bygone America and knowing when to seize your moment. From a dingy box theatre and questionable script to the bright lights of Vegas and TV stardom, both women vanquish their previous shortcomings to come out on top. But both cannot be the most talented Jewish woman on the planet.
Talking about the news of the production, Producer Thomas Hopkins said: “Having produced Kurt and Sid with Danny Dyer and Shaun Evans in 2009 at Trafalgar Studios, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to share Roy Smiles’ new comedy in collaboration with the Ambassador Theatre Group and New Wimbledon Theatre for their special season for new writing. The team and I couldn’t be more excited to showcase the phenomenal talents of Mia Tomlinson and Rosanna Harris in this hilarious new production.”
Following its run at Ambassador Theatre Group’s Studio at NewWimbledon Theatre, The Funny Girls will embark on a UK tour. Further details about the tour will be released soon.
To book tickets for its run in Wimbledon visit ATG tickets.