Funny Girl is fantastic…

This week I had the pleasure of going to see this incredible production that is currently playing at the Savoy Theatre. 
Beforehand I knew very little about Funny Girl, I knew of course that the 1968 film shot Barbara Streisand to fame, though I’m ashamed to say I’ve never seen it! I also knew that my all time favourite musical song ‘Don’t rain on my Parade’ comes from it. And Sheridan Smith seriously does it justice, she does the seemingly impossible and makes the song her own, and also made me insanely jealous of her voice and her talent. Her performance is equal parts funny and heartbreaking, a natural born comedian, it can take just one look to have you laughing, and you can’t help but warm to her stout Fanny Brice with a funny walk and a squeaky voice, and as a result the emotional ending breaks your heart, how she manages to pull that performance off eight times a week I have no idea, but she makes this show sensational! 
Darin’s Campbell stars along side her as Nick Arnstein and and very much managed to change my opinion of him from his pop idol days with an outstanding performance. Though whether Nick was bad through and through or just made a couple of bad choices remained ambiguous to the end.
Funny Girl is probably the slickest performance I have ever seen, every step, every word, every note has been perfected. And it is visually beautiful. As Sheridan Smith came out in beautiful outfit after beautiful outfit you could not tear your eyes away. It is without a doubt one of the most brilliant pieces of theatre I have seen in a long long time. Whatever you do, don’t miss it! 

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