The cast has just been announced for the tour of Funny Girl which kicks off at in Manchester on 20th February.
Playing opposite Sheridan Smith on her dates is Chris Peluso (Miss Saigon, Showboat) as Nick Arnstein (in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin.) The show will extend for a further two weeks, returning to Manchester from 7th-19th August to complete its run with Smith and Peluso playing the final dates.
Natasha J Barnes and Darius Campbell will play Fanny Brice and Nick Arnstein in Stoke, Aberdeen, Woking, Canterbury, Glasgow, Nottingham, Norwich, Llandudno, Wolverhampton and Plymouth. They played these roles in the West End with Barnes covering for Smith when she was indisposed. She is currently playing the title role in Cinderella at the Palladium.
They 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.