Funny Girl, Savoy Theatre, London

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This is Funny Girl without Sheridan Smith.
Funny Girl is one of my favourite films. There is no getting away from the fact that it is a star vehicle and I was worried for any understudy undertaking the role. It has big emotional songs that need a big voice and a big personality to fill.
Natasha Barnes has a remarkable voice and sings the songs brilliantly. She had the audience totally on her side and received a full standing ovation at the end. She seemed genuinely moved by this.
Darius Campbell’s singing is really good. The big set dance pieces¬†are beautifully choreographed. Joel Montague is excellent as Eddie.¬†The Savoy Theatre itself is an Art Deco chocolate box and has to be the prettiest in London.
All in all a good night out. (Get well soon, Sheridan!)