Friendsical UK Tour

Friendsical is a new parody musical inspired by the iconic TV show Friends. The Friendsical UK Tour is back in 2020 after being “on a break”!

Friendsical UK Tour

Friendsical, the parody musical by Miranda Larson is back in 2020 opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley followed by a nationwide tour.

This original and unique parody musical inspired by the gang in Friends, the iconic TV show, premiered at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe as part of Assembly Festival’s programme, before going on tour. The show opened to a rapturous response from audiences, becoming one of Assembly’s top 10 best-selling shows of the festival.

With updates to the script and further developments to the design, Friendsical returns bigger and funnier than ever before.

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?

Friendsical UK Tour cast

Both Thomas Mitchells (Chandler) and Ally Retberg (Phoebe) will reprise their acclaimed roles in the hilarious show, and will be joined by a new set of friends for the 2020 tour. The new cast consists of Ewan Gillies (Ross), Alexandra Robinson (Rachel) Tanya Shields (Monica) and Joshua Steel (Joey). They will be joined by Calum Gulvin (Ensemble) and Stephanie MacGaraidh (Ensemble).

Miranda Larson is a highly experienced writer-director for TV and theatre. A huge fan of the TV Show, Friends, Miranda 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 & The Amazing World Of Gumball.

Miranda is currently developing Sleepy Hollow for the stage.

Friendsical is written and directed by Miranda Larson, with designs by Anthony Lamble, lighting by Dom Jeffery, sound by Julian Butler, musical composition by Barrie Bignold, choreography by Darren Carnall, associate choreography by Michael Vinsen and is produced by Birdbrooke Entertainment ltd


Tour schedule updated 20 July 2020


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15 – 20 July 2019
Everyman Theatre Cheltenham

22 – 27 July 2019
Darlington Hippodrome

1 – 25 August 2019
Assembly Rooms Edinburgh

26 – 31 August 2019
Millennium Forum Derry

2 – 7 September 2019
Northern Stage Newcastle

9 – 14 September 2019
Rose Theatre Kingston

16 – 21 September 2019
Festival Theatre Malvern

23 – 28 September 2019
Grand Theatre Blackpool

1 – 5 October 2019
Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

14 – 19 October 2019
Civic Theatre Chelmsford

21 – 26 October 2019
Nuffield Theatre Southampton

28 October – 2 November 2019
Ashcroft Theatre Croydon

20 -22 February 2020
Churchill Theatre Bromley

25 – 29 February 2020
Lighthouse Poole

3 – 7 March 2020
New Theatre, Peterborough

9 – 14 March 2020
Queens Theatre, Barnstaple

17 – 21 March 2020
New Theatre, Cardiff

23 – 28 March 2020
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

4 – 6 May 2020
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

8 – 10 May 2020
De Montford Hall Leicester

18-20 May 2020
Coliseum Oldham

21 – 23 May 2020
St George’s Hall Bradford

26 – 30 May 2020
Belgrade Theatre Bradford

1 – 6 June 2020
The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

16 – 18 June 2020
City Hall Sheffield

9 – 11 July 2020
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen


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