Actress Sheridan Smith pulled out of performing in her West End play for the second night in a row due to health concerns.

The Funny Girl actress, who stars as Fanny Brice, was replaced by her understudy for Tuesday’s show.

A tweet from the Savoy Theatre said: “Due to the indisposition of Sheridan Smith the role of Fanny Brice will be played by Natasha J Barnes at tonight’s (Tuesday's) performance of Funny Girl.”

Smith used Twitter to hit out at critics in the wake of Sunday evening’s Bafta TV awards and has not appeared on stage since.

She wrote: “When will u stop bullying? I had the best night in memory of my girl @LisaLynch.”

Smith was nominated for best leading actress for her role in The C Word as the late Lisa Lynch, but lost out to Suranne Jones.

Smith had earlier denied speculative reports in the press that the performance of Funny Girl had to be stopped early because she had been drinking.

A spokesman for Smith has said that the allegations were “categorically not true”.

The actress also responded on Twitter to a story alleging that she had been a sore loser at the Baftas, writing: “Why watch me & not the show????? Weird.”

Sheridan Smith attending the House of Fraser BAFTA TV Awards 2016
Sheridan Smith attending the House of Fraser BAFTA TV Awards 2016 a

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Apparently referring to the fact that she has felt unable to perform, Smith then tweeted: “Well done press! U let down me, the cast & everyone who spent money to see me.

“I apologise Profusely! Sorry! Sorry I’m not strong enough.”

She added: “I love you who have my back, beyond belief. Sorry x”

She has now made her Twitter account private.

Smith has been filming in Kirklees for a major new drama about the kidnap of Shannon Matthews, the Dewsbury schoolgirl.

Sheridan Smith in The Moorside Project
Sheridan Smith in The Moorside Project

She will play residents’ chairman Julie Bushby who galvanised search teams in the wake of the schoolgirls’s disappearance.

Smith also played a police officer in the 2015 drama Black Work, filmed extensively in Huddersfield.