Sheridan Smith pulls out of Bradford run of Funny Girl after being diagnosed

first_imgActress Sheridan Smith has been forced to pull out of the Bradford run of West End hit Funny Girl because she’s been diagnosed with mumps.Theatre-goers were left disappointed after the star was confirmed to be missing the week long stint of the show at Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre in West Yorkshire. A statement issued by the theatre read: “Following test results, it is confirmed that Sheridan Smith has contracted mumps and on doctor’s advice will not be able to perform in Funny Girl at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford this week.”The producers and company wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming her back as soon as possible.”This week, the role of Fanny Brice will be played by Natasha J Barnes who is currently sharing the role of Fanny Brice with Sheridan Smith on the UK Tour of Funny Girl.” Customer Notice. RE. Funny Girl pic.twitter.com/jfzqZDrXfy— Bradford Theatres (@BradfordTheatre) June 7, 2017 Gutted @Sheridansmith1 won’t be performing in Funny Girl tonight😓— jess (@jess_brandrethm) June 8, 2017center_img Smith, 35, has already missed weeks of the play in London due to “stress” and “exhaustion”, producers revealed last month.She will be replaced in the role of Fanny Brice by her alternate Natasha J Barnes. The show will be wrapped up on Saturday evening (June 10). Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img

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