Natasha Barnes: 'I put a lot of trust in the audience'
We chat to the Funny Girl actor to find out how she's coped with being thrust into the spotlight
Further casting announced for the role of Effie White in Dreamgirls
The role will be shared between two actresses on Wednesday performances
In pictures: Sheridan Smith's understudy Natasha J Barnes takes centre stage
Natasha J Barnes will be filling in the role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl while Sheridan Smith takes a leave of absence
Sheridan Smith takes leave of absence from Funny Girl
The actress will take some time out from the show due to stress and exhaustion
The International Opera Awards - opera's big night
The fourth annual IOAs are upon us
Funny Girl performance cancelled 'after 15 minutes'
Thursday night's show was halted in the first act due to technical difficulties
Sheridan Smith and cast celebrate Funny Girl opening night
Michael Mayer's production is currently running at the Savoy Theatre