Wednesday with a funny girl

Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice in the London production of Funny Girl.

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BY BILLY SUTER

A SPECIAL treat is in store for lovers of musical theatre at 8pm tomorrow, Wednesday, October 24 – Cinema Nouveau cinemas countrywide will be screening the filmed stage production of the hit musical Funny Girl.

In Durban, the film will be shown at Ster-Kinekor’s commercial cinema complex at Gateway in Umhlanga.

This production of Funny Girl stars Sheridan Smith and is the record-breaking musical staged recently in London’s West End, where it won critical acclaim and went on to a national tour.

The Sunday Times in London wrote of Sheridan’s performance as comedienne Fanny Brice, who goes from rags to riches: “A winningly exuberant performance. The most brilliant comic actress at work today”.

Based on the life of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Bruce, this hilarious musical shows Fanny prior to and following World War 1, when she  awaits the return of her husband Nick Arnstein from prison.

The energy-filled production features Darius Campbell as Nick Arnstein, Nigel Barber as Florenz Ziegfeld, Zoë Ann Bown as Mrs Meeker, Martin Callaghan as Mr Keeney, Jennifer Harding as Emma, Rachel Izen as Mrs Brice, Joshua Lay as Eddie and Myra Sands as Mrs Strakosh.

The cast also features Rhianne Alleyne, Kit Benjamin, Lloyd Davies, Flora Dawson, Joseph Dockree, Abigayle Honeywill, Brontë Lavine, David Mcintosh, Peter Nash, Gillian Parkhouse, Tom Partridge, Nova Skipp, Alexandra Waite-Roberts, Sam Wingfield and Alexandra Wright.

With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart, the Broadway hit skyrocketed Barbra Streisand to stardom and the film version won her a Best Actress Oscar in her first screen role.

For booking information visit www.sterkinekor.com or the Ster-Kinekor app. To secure tickets, contact Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).  Ster-Kinekor Club and Discovery members receive discounts among other benefits.

The discounts and benefits valid for members of SK Club, Discovery Vitality and Edgars Club loyalty programmes also apply for all live theatre productions. Special prices for group bookings are also available on request.


4 thoughts on “Wednesday with a funny girl

  1. Dear Billy

    Please can you advise here – this is not coming up on the Gateway list at all when I search for it.

    Help?

    Kind Regards

    Tania

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