Listen up Smelly Cats, a Friends musical is officially coming to the UK and it’s sure to be a faithful trip through the history of NBC’s iconic comedy. Could I BE any more excited?
For 10 seasons and 236 episodes, the Central Perk six kept us entertained with the side-splitting show. After visiting FriendsFest, sitting down to watch the imaginatively named Friendsical sounds like the perfect evening.
According to WhatsOnStage, Friendsical will appear at this year’s Edingburgh Fringe Festival and tour the country. It will open in Cheltenham on 15 July, then head to Darlington (22-27 July) and Edinburgh (1-25 August). It will then continue to Derry, Newcastle, Kingston, Malvern, Blackpool, Chelmsford, Southampton, and Croydon.
Miranda Larson had written Friendsical as a parody of the actual show. Sadly, the likes of Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston must be busy because a different cast of stars will play the group.
The synopsis reads: “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 true love?”
We’re guessing there’ll be songs like “Smelly Cat”, “Little Fetus”, “Crusty Old Man” and “Christmas Song” in the ensemble, but we’re promised some original songs too. According to the site, Larson has been working on creations like “(He’s her) Lobster!”, “Richard’s Moustache”, and “You’re Over Me? When Were You Under Me?”
It’s unclear whether Friendsical will just cover early seasons or if we’ll get to see Ross and Rachel’s happy ending. Even if we stick with the first couple of seasons, at least we’ll probably get cameos from the likes of Barry, Janice, and Marcel the monkey.
Larson is something of a Friends fanatic. In 2004, the Friends-centric The Box Upstairs became her first commissioned play. She’s also working on adapting Sleepy Hollow for the stage, but to be honest, I’m more looking forward to Friendsical.
There’s no news on casting or creatives, but Friends fans should keep their eyes peeled for new information.
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