Sheridan Smith flashes a beaming smile as she leaves her West End show... supported by famous pals Alan Davies and Jo Brand

She's returned to the stage after her two-month leave of absence.

And Sheridan Smith looked delighted to be back when leaving London's Savoy Theatre after performing in her West End show Funny Girl on Friday night.

The 35-year-old actress was all smiles as she greeted members of her audience, which included comedians Alan Davies and Jo Brand.

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All smiles: Sheridan Smith looked delighted to be back when leaving London's Savoy Theatre after performing Funny Girl on Friday night

All smiles: Sheridan Smith looked delighted to be back when leaving London's Savoy Theatre after performing Funny Girl on Friday night

Going for a laid-back look, the stage star donned some black leggings, white Adidas trainers and a light blue denim shirt with a plunging neckline. 

Wearing minimal make up, she accessorised with her New York Yankees grey baseball cap with fuchsia pink detailing, large hoop earrings and a striped bag over her shoulder.

She was all smiles as she posed for photos with her adoring fans outside the theatre. 

Alan Davies was also seen leaving the venue, looking relaxed in checked blue-green shirt layered under a waterproof jacket.

Chilled: Alan Davies looked relaxed in checked blue-green shirt layered under a waterproof jacket

Chilled: Alan Davies looked relaxed in checked blue-green shirt layered under a waterproof jacket

Relaxed: Jo Brand continued the informal theme with a baggy T-shirt , blue denim jacket and sandals

Relaxed: Jo Brand continued the informal theme with a baggy T-shirt , blue denim jacket and sandals

 Great show! Sheridan smiled as she she posed for pictures with adoring fans outside the theatre

 Great show! Sheridan smiled as she she posed for pictures with adoring fans outside the theatre

As did Jo Brand, who continued the informal theme with a baggy T-shirt , blue denim jacket and sandals.

Despite her enthusiasm at meetings fans post-performance, producers last month expressed their fears that Sheridan's prolonged meet and greets would leave her tired - especially factoring in soaring summer temperatures.

In a statement, producers Sonia Friedman, David Babani and Scott Landis told The Sun: 'Given the number of people at stage door and the amount of time it takes for Sheridan to see everyone, we - the producers - advised Sheridan not to sign every night, particularly during the heatwave.

Ride home: Wearing minimal make up, she accessorised with her New York Yankees grey baseball cap with fuchsia pink detailing, large hoop earrings and a striped bag

Ride home: Wearing minimal make up, she accessorised with her New York Yankees grey baseball cap with fuchsia pink detailing, large hoop earrings and a striped bag

'In our experience it is unrealistic to expect a leading actor to sign after every performance.' 

Sheridan has held the role of Fanny Price in Funny Girl since December when the production originally opened in the smaller Menier Chocolate Factory in Borough, before moving to the West End in April.

In March, Sheridan pulled out of one of the shows after finding out her beloved father Colin had been diagnosed with cancer, one of the reasons she took a leave of absence beginning in May.

While Sheridan has been taking on the role Tuesday through to Saturday, her understudy Natasha J Barnes plays the part on Mondays. 

Composed: Going for a laid-back look, the stage star donned some black leggings, white Adidas trainers and a light blue denim shirt with a plunging neckline

Composed: Going for a laid-back look, the stage star donned some black leggings, white Adidas trainers and a light blue denim shirt with a plunging neckline

 

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