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New musical by Friends creators to receive UK premiere

The musical adaptation of ”Rapunzel” will tour the UK from next month

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A new musical production written by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, executive producers of the ever popular US sitcom Friends, will tour the UK next month.

Rapunzel, produced by Immersion Theatre, will receive its UK premiere from February and features music by Michael Skloff who penned the sitcom’s theme song "I’ll Be There For You".

The tour kicks off in Cirencester on 7 February, before heading to Greenwich Theatre as part of its half term programme.

Rapunzel will also visit Shrewsbury, Bury St. Edmunds, Henley-on-Thames, Tiverton, Evesham, Chesham, Cardiff, Dorset, Rutland, Didcot, Oswaldtwistle, Pitlochry, Dunfermline, Epsom, Loughborough, Kettering, Cromer, Maidstone, Barking, Harrow, Stamford, Abertillery, Swindon, Knowsley, Clacton-on-Sea, Stourport and Taunton before finishing the tour in Camberley on 17 April.

The half term programme at Greenwich will also see the return of award-winning theatre company Tortoise in a Nutshell who present The Lost Things, and an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling by Thingumajig Theatre.