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02 Oct

You don't have to tell us here at #StageFaves what an absolutely amazing job understudies do. They're as big as the stars they cover, as far as we're concerned. So we wholeheartedly second the case that Dries Janssens makes here, care of our friends at the Musical Theatre Appreciation Society...

02 Sep

She became a star overnight stepping up as Sheridan Smith's understudy in FUNNY GIRL, and now Natasha J Barnes is headlining a West End show in her own right. This CINDERELLA will go to the ball at the London Palladium in December...

12 Aug

Many #StageFaves make the running in this year's third annual West End Wilma Awards, for which the nominations are announced today ahead of public voting opening on 2 September 2016 and the awards ceremony on 4 November 2016.

08 Jul

What a trooper! Sheridan Smith has returned to FUNNY GIRL, and will continue until the end of the run, with her heroic understudy Natasha Barnes now continuing to alternate as Fanny Brice on Monday evening and other performances. Two-for-one #StageFaves...

10 Jun

After speculation in the national press that Sheridan Smith may have left the West End production of Funny Girl for good, producers have issued a statement today, confirmed that she will return, albeit much later than anticipated.

03 Jun

Let's hear it for the ladies! We've got a plethora of wonderful shows on tour and in the West End which put brilliant women centre stage. Here, we take a look at some trailers for shows either currently or soon to be in the West End where fantastic actresses do what they do best - eight times a week.

12 May

Sheridan Smith is taking a leave of absence from FUNNY GIRL over the next few weeks. We know there will be many Sherifans out there disappointed that they won't get a chance to see her in the show. But we're sending the stressed-out star all our best for a much-needed rest and speedy recovery. And in the meantime, we are cheering to the rafters Smith's understudy who has stepped heroically into the limelight...