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Sheridan Smith takes 2-4 weeks leave due to stress and exhaustion

FUNNY GIRL starring Sheridan Smith at the Savoy Theatre London
FUNNY GIRL – with Sheridan Smith
Credit: Johan Persson

Natasha J Barnes plays the role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre for a short period whilst Sheridan Smith takes 2 – 4 weeks leave of absence from the production due to stress and exhaustion.

Barnes played the role for the completion of the run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and again this week at the Savoy – her performance receiving plaudits from audience members and critics alike.

The producers of Funny Girl said today, “Sheridan Smith will be taking leave of absence from Funny Girl, due to stress and exhaustion.

The entire team at Funny Girl is thinking of Sheridan, and know she is getting the rest and support she needs during this very difficult and stressful time. We will all miss her enormously and send her our love and best wishes – and we are looking forward to her return to the show in due course.

Meanwhile, we are thrilled to support the wonderful Natasha J Barnes who will be taking on the role of Fanny Brice until Sheridan’s return. Natasha has been covering Sheridan in this role since the run at the Menier Chocolate Factory and has received high praise from audiences on the occasions that she has appeared. We are all certain audiences will continue to love our amazing show.

Sending best wishes to Sheridan Smith on behalf of LondonTheatre1.com

Savoy Theatre
Strand, London, WC2R 0ET
Booking From: 19th November 2016

Performance Times
Monday 7.30pm
Tuesday 7.30pm
Wednesday 2.30pm 7.30pm
Thursday 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2.30pm 7.30pm

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  1. Oh dear we are travelling from Lancashire on the 20th May to see Sheriden Smith in Funny Girl on the 21st – it’s my birthday treat from my 3 daughters. So upset to read we’ll not see her after all our efforts to get there. I do wish her a speedy recovery though &’break a leg to the understudy. Such a disappointment though.

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