Kimberly Wyatt will be making a celebrity guest appearance in the comedy musical Friendsical at Cardiff’s New Theatre on 08 and 09 September before the show embarks on the rest of its UK-wide tour. It has also been announced that Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton will join the tour in Cardiff on 10 September.
The Pussycat Doll star has recently been seen as a judge Sky One’s Got to Dance and reached the finals of ITV’s Dancing on Ice earlier this year, now she’s swapping the screen for the stage.
“I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be a special guest for Friendsical! The show Friends is a huge part of my life. ‘How you doin’, ‘Pivot’, and ‘Smelly Cat’ are forever with me. I feel like I’ve seen most episodes multiple times and now I can’t wait to take it to the stage,” says Kimberly.
Friendsical is an original, unique parody musical inspired by the hugely popular and beloved US TV show Friends.
Ross, Rachel, Joey, Monica, Chandler and Phoebe have been with us for nearly 30 years. They are still there for us, and this time a stage show musical parody crams all 10 seasons and 236 episodes into just over two hours of nostalgic fun.
Join all six friends as they sit around the iconic brown couch in Central Perk and take a trip down memory lane, with all the very best inside jokes, unforgettable scenes and storylines included.
Featuring original songs such as ‘(He’s her) Lobster!’, ‘Richard’s Moustache’ and ‘You’re Over Me? When Were You Under Me?’.
Writer-director Miranda Larson says, “From day one of airing, I have been a huge fan of the TV Show, and it has been a dream to stage and celebrate this iconic series. There is something for everyone in Friendsical, from the well-known references to ones that only mega fans (like me) will get. Oh and if you are new to “Friends”, then it’s a fun musical love story that can be easily followed!”
Playing everyone’s favourite friends are Sario Solomon as Joey, Sarah Michelle-Kelly as Monica, Nelson Bettencourt as Ross, Tim Edwards as Chandler, Ally Retberg as Phoebe, Amelia Kinu Muus as Rachel, Olivia Williamson as Hot Girl/Ensemble and Tanveer Singh Devgun as Gunther/Male Ensemble.
With book and lyrics by Miranda Larson and music by Barrie Bignold, Friendsical is choreographed by Darren Carnall and associate choreographer Michael Vinsen. The set and costume is designed by Anthony Lamble with lighting design by Dominic Jeffrey and sound design by Olly Steel. Casting is by Nicholas Hockaday and it is produced by Nick Brooke, William Burdett Coutts, Philip Noel and Dave Mauchline.
Friendsical is produced by Brooke Mauchline Productions Ltd in association with Assembly Festival.
You can catch Kimberly Wyatt and Joanne Clifton at the New Theatre, Cardiff. Kimberly will be appearing on 08 and 09 September 2022, and Joanne will appear on 10 September 2022. Tickets can be purchased here.
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