Friends creators let their hair down with musical Rapunzel


Immersion Theatre is set to tour the UK with a dazzling new production of Rapunzel from the Emmy Award-winning team behind the mega-hit television series, Friends – yes really.

This family friendly musical, from one of the most talented and original theatre companies, lets its hair down, taking a familiar tale and giving it a fantastic new spin.

It has all the charm you’d expect from the minds that have been making the world laugh non-stop for more than two decades. This witty, tongue-in-cheek show will tour theatres from February.


This UK Premiere is a retelling of a perennial favourite which gives us a possessive mother who happens to be a witch, a tentative young man who happens to be a prince and a strong-willed but naïve young girl with the longest hair you’re ever likely to come across.

Forced to live alone with nothing but her hair and her witch (literally) of a mother, Rapunzel dreams of seeing the outside world when a young prince and his trusty valet come across her tower.

Before the Prince and Rapunzel can have their “happily ever after” they’re going to have to face the witch’s wrath and some hilarious obstacles in this unique fairy tale.

With a book and lyrics by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the creators of the hit television show Friends, and directed by Immersion’s James Tobias, this fairy tale is a glittering gem of theatrical goodness.

Cast: Jo Wickham, Rebecca Ayres, Luke Francis, Dan Dawes.

2016 Tour Dates

February 7, Sundial Theatre, Cirencester
February 13, The Walker Theatre, Shrewsbury
February 14-15, Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds
February 17, Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames
February 18-21, Greenwich Theatre, London
February 26, Tiverton Community Arts Theatre, Devon
February 27, Evesham Arts Centre
February 28, Elgiva Theatre, Chesham
March 5, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff
March 6, Stur-exchange, Dorset
March 8, Uppingham Theatre, Rutland
March 12, Civic Hall, Didcot
March 19, Civic Arts Centre, Oswaldtwistle
March 26, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry
March 27, Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline
March 29, Epsom Playhouse
March 30, Loughborough Town Hall
March 31, Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering
April 1, Cromer Pier Theatre, Norfolk
April 2, Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone
April 3, Broadway Theatre, Barking
April 5, Harrow Arts Centre, Greater London
April 6, Stamford Corn Exchange
April 7, The Met, Abertillery
April 8, Swindon Arts Centre
April 9, Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park
April 10, West Cliff Theatre, Clacton
April 15, The Civic, Stourport
April 16, Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton
April 17, Camberley Theatre, Surrey.

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