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New musical by writers of US sitcom Friends to premiere in February

Marta Kaufmann and David Crane, who wrote Friends (stars pictured above), have penned a new Rapunzel musical
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A new fairytale musical written by the team behind US sitcom Friends will receive its UK premiere in London next month.

Rapunzel is penned by Friends executive producers David Crane and Marta Kauffman, and features music by Michael Skloff – who composed the sitcom’s theme song I’ll Be There For You.

It will be produced in the UK by Immersion Theatre, running at Greenwich Theatre in south London from February 18 to 21.

The musical is part of a new line-up of family shows announced at the theatre for the February half term, including Thingumajig Theatre’s The Ugly Duckling and new play The Lost Things – written by Oliver Emanuel and created by Tortoise in a Nutshell.

James Haddrell, the theatre’s artistic and executive director, said: “From the launch of the Greenwich Children’s Theatre Festival eight years ago, to our participation in the national Family Arts Festival and our co-production of family theatre on tour around the UK, we continue to work to bring the finest theatre for children, families and young people to our historic venue in Greenwich.”

“Having celebrated our biggest selling pantomime yet, we are now looking forward to a busy half term holiday here at the theatre,” he added.

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