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Friendsical, a new parody musical about friends - Rose Theatre, Kingston and on tour

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

MIRANDA Larson’s Friendsical, a new parody musical about friends inspired by the TV show Friends, will visit the Rose Theatre Kingston from September 9 to September 14, 2019, as part of a national tour.

The tour opens at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham on July 15, 2019, before continuing to Darlington, Derry, Newcastle, Kingston, Malvern, Blackpool, Chelmsford, Southampton and Croydon.

Friendsical will also have a full run at the Edinburgh Festival from August 1 to August 25 as part of the Assembly Festival programme in the Music Hall of The Assembly Rooms.

When Ross’ wife leaves him for another woman, he fears he will never find love again. But then Rachel runs back into his life… will he end up with his one true love?

Featuring original songs such as (He’s her) Lobster!, Richard’s Moustache and You’re Over Me? When Were You Under Me?, the gang take on naked Thursdays, a power cut, and a dinosaur convention. What could possibly go wrong?

Miranda Larson is a highly experienced writer-director for TV and theatre. A huge fan of the TV show, Friends, she was inspired to write her own friends-based comedy, The Box Upstairs and it was her first commissioned play in 2004.

Her most recent credits include the adaptation of Tom Fletcher’s Christmasaurus for the Hammersmith Apollo, and the writing and directing of Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright’s The Night Pirates, which opened at the Rose Theatre Kingston and toured the UK. In addition are Cartoon Network Live and Trolls Live currently touring overseas. Other live show credits include the comedies SpongeBob Live and The Amazing World Of Gumball.

Larson’s TV credits include Life Bites and Bienvenue Bienvenido Welcome for the Disney Channel, Hubble, Bubble & Squeak for Nickelodeon and Chip and Potato for Darrall Mcqueen and Netflix. She is currently developing Sleepy Hollow for the stage.

Friendsical is produced by Birdbrooke Entertainment Ltd. Full casting and creatives will be announced in due course.

NB: Friendsical is a loving parody not to be confused with the Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. series Friends.

To book tickets for the Rose Theatre Kingston call 020 8174 0090 or visit www.rosetheatrekingston.org/.