NEWS: Darius Campbell returns to Glasgow to star in Funny Girl
West End leading lady Natasha J Barnes and recording artist Darius Campbell lead the cast of Funny Girl which comes to the King’s Theatre from Tuesday 30 May until Saturday 3 June as they reprise their roles from the critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre.
Natasha J Barnes plays Fanny Brice. She most recently played the title role in the all-star Cinderella at the London Palladium. Her other theatre work includes American Idiot (Arts Theatre), The Boy Who Fell Into a Book (Stephen Joseph Theatre), Chess (Union Theatre), Snow White (Old Vic Theatre and tour), Come Dancing, I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Lend Me a Tenor (Gielgud Theatre) and Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith and Novello Theatre).
Following runs at the Menier and in the West End, Glasgow-born Darius Campbell returns to play Nick Arnstein. His theatre work includes in the West End, Chicago, Guys and Dolls, Gone with the Wind, and From Here to Eternity; Carmen (Europe and 02) and The History of the Big Bands (tour). Also a recording artist, his first single Colourblind went to #1 in the UK singles chart. This is Darius’ second appearance at the King’s Theatre following his starring role in the 2010 pantomime, Snow White and Seven Dwarfs.
The pair are joined by Nigel Barber (Florenz Ziegfeld), Zoë Ann Bown (Mrs. Meeker), Martin Callaghan (Mr. Keeney), Jennifer Harding (Emma), Rachel Izen (Mrs Brice), Joshua Lay (Eddie) and Myra Sands (Mrs. Strakosh); with 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.
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.
King’s Theatre, Glasgow
Tues 30 May-Sat 3 Jun
Tues-Sat eves, 7.30pm
Thurs & Sat mats, 2.30pm
Signed performance Thurs, 7.30pm
Audio Described performance, Sat 2.30pm, touch tour, 1.30pm
Box Office 0844 871 7648 (bkg fee) Calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.
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Header image: Johan Persson
Natasha Barnes image: Manuel Harlan