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Funny Girl National Tour in 2017

Funny Girl The MusicalHot on the heels of a record breaking, critically acclaimed West End run this ‘utterly irresistible’ (The Sunday Times) new production of Funny Girl embarks on a major national tour in 2017. The 5 star production opens at Manchester Palace Theatre where it runs for a week from 20th February 2017, before touring to venues including Milton Keynes Theatre, Liverpool Empire, Bristol Hippodrome, Stoke Regent Theatre, His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen, Edinburgh Playhouse, New Victoria Theatre Woking, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Birmingham Hippodrome, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Mayflower Theatre Southampton, King’s Theatre Glasgow, Nottingham Theatre Royal and Southend Cliffs Pavilion. Further tour dates will be announced shortly.

Funny Girl brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago and boasts some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including People and Don’t Rain On My Parade. This ‘iconic, legendary, laugh-out-loud’ (The Times) musical tells the story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star.

Director Michael Mayer’s West End credits include Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith and Novello Theatre) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Shaftesbury Theatre). For Broadway his work includes Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony Award nomination for Best Director), On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, American Idiot (Drama Desk Award for Best Director of a Musical), Spring Awakening (Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Drama Desk Award for Best Direction of a Musical) and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Drama Desk Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical). For television, his work includes Smash and Alpha House, and for film his credits include A Home at the End of the World, Flicka and currently in post-production, Chekhov’s The Seagull. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut with a celebrated new production of Rigoletto.

Choreography is by Lynne Page, with set design by Michael Pavelka, costume design by Matthew Wright, lighting design by Mark Henderson and sound design by Richard Brooker, musical supervisor and arrangements by Alan Williams and orchestrations by Chris Walker.

Further tour dates and casting will be announced at a later date.

Funny Girl is produced by: Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Landis Productions, Chocolate Factory Productions,
Dante Di Loreto and Michael Harrison

www.funnygirlthemusical.co.uk
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FUNNY GIRL – LISTINGS
Manchester Palace
20 – 25 February
Palace Theatre Tickets
Box Office: 0844 871 3019

Milton Keynes Theatre
28 February – 4 March
Milton Keynes Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 7652

Liverpool Empire
7 – 11 March
Liverpool Empire
Box Office: 0844 871 3017

Bristol Hippodrome
21 – 25 March
Bristol Hippodrome Tickets
Box Office: 0844 871 3012

Stoke Regent Theatre
28 March – 1 April
Regent Theatre Tickets
Box Office: 0844 871 7649

His Majesty’s Aberdeen
10 – 15 April
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/venues/his-majestys-theatre
Box Office: 01224 641122

Edinburgh Playhouse
18 – 22 April
Box Office: 0844 871 3014

New Victoria Woking
25 – 29 April
New Victoria Theatre Tickets
Box Office: 0844 871 7645

Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
2 – 6 May
www.marlowetheatre.com
Box Office: 01227 787787

Birmingham Hippodrome
9 – 13 May
www.birminghamhippodrome.com
Box Office: 0844 338 5000

Newcastle Theatre Royal
16 – 20 May
www.theatreroyal.co.uk
Box Office: 08448 112121

Mayflower Theatre Southampton
23 – 27 May
www.mayflower.org.uk
Box Office: 02380 711811

King’s Theatre Glasgow
30 May – 3 June
King’s Theatre Glasgow Tickets
Box Office: 0844 871 7648

Nottingham Theatre Royal
12 – 17 June
www.trch.co.uk
Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Southend Cliffs Pavilion
20 – 24 June
www.southendtheatres.org.uk/
Box Office: 01702 351125

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