Putney Arts Theatre, London
29 May – 1 June 2019

PLOS is proud to be the first amateur society to be granted the performing rights for this smash hit show, following its successful West End run and then national tour.

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.

Creative team

  • Director – Stuart Burrows
  • Assistant Director – Kate Chesworth
  • Musical Director – Mike Searle
  • Choreographer – Kim Findlay

Synopsis

The musical tells the story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from small time Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star.  Valued for her vocal and comedic talents by the renowned theatre impresario Florenz Ziegfeld , Fanny thrives, but her relationship with her suave, imprisoned businessman husband, Nick Arnstein, is another story.

About the show

Funny Girl musical is the semi-biographical musical based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and Comedienne Fanny Brice. It first opened on Broadway in 1964 at the Winter Garden Theatre, and was Barbra Streisand’s big break role.

The original book was written by Isobel Lennart, music composed by Jule Styne and lyrics written by Bob Merrill.

After leaving the Broadway show during the original run, Streisand reprised her role in the 1966 West End production at the Prince of Wales Theatre.  A film adaptation was released in 1968 starring Streisand alongside Omar Sharif, for which Streisand won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Following a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2015, Funny Girl The Musical returned to the West End for the first time in 50 years, at The Savoy Theatre in 2016, with  Sheridan Smith as Fannie Bryce.

Get involved

We are keen to hear from backstage crew. To express your interest, please contact Committee member Penny Hughes, for more information.