Barbra Streisand and Joan Rivers are set to reunite in new comedy The Funny Girls…
The fictional reunion is set to play at the Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre from Friday 17 to Friday 24 September.
Bringing together two legendary talents in a “what if” comedy, The Funny Girls explores the fantastical clash of ego and dreams between two young starlets.
Written by Roy Smiles (Kurt and Sid, Ying Tong) the play spawns from the pair’s infamous gig before their time in the spotlight, finding companionship in a short-lived off-off-off Broadway production.
Cast includes Mia Tomlinson (The Beast Must Die, Britbox; The Lost Pirate Kingdom, Netflix) as Joan Rivers, and Rosanna Harris (Grease UK tour) as Barbra Streisand.
The Funny Girls will be directed by Michael Strassen, and sees two rising stars with big dreams pave a way to success in bygone America, knowing when to seize their moment.#
From a dingy box theatre and questionable script to the bright lights of Vegas and TV stardom, both women vanquish their previous shortcomings to come out on top. But both cannot be the most talented Jewish woman on the planet.
A hilariously fast-paced game of wit and wisecracks from two Jewish juggernauts in their prime, Rivers and Streisand spar for superiority. From overbearing mothers and closeted homosexual lovers, to troublesome beauty standards and the level of fame, no cards are left unturned. But was it all worth it?
The production is created in collaboration with Ambassador Theatre Group’s Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre as part of their new Premieres Season, which celebrates new writing.
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