|LARA BETH-SAS – Monica Geller
Training: The MTA
Theatre Credits: Evil Dragon Queen A WILD CHRISTMAS PANTO, Kate / Roberta / Theresa WORKING A MUSICAL (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Lady Lamb A YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER, Anne Of Beaujeu A MOTHERS WAR (Drayton Arms Theatre), Cinderella CINDERELLA PANTOMIME (Groundlings Theatre), Belle A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Rizzo GREASE (Italian Tour).
Other Credits: Mcdonalds Commercial RETURN OF THE MAC
Lara is extremely excited to be touring the UK as Monica from her favourite TV show!
|REBECCA BRIERLEY – Rachel Green
Training: Central School of Speech and Drama and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Credits since graduating include ‘Little Voice’ in The Rise & Fall of Little Voice (Derby Theatre), understudy ‘Maria’ in The Sound of Music (International Tour), understudy ‘Roberta’ & ‘Phyllis’ in The Railway Children (West End) and ‘Wendy’ in Peter Pan (Derby Arena). Rebecca also voices the character ‘Tabitha’ in Little Hope (Supermassive Games). As well as her work as an actress Rebecca performs around the country as a vocalist including working with ‘Belle Noir’ jazz band and previously as a backing vocalist for Katie Melua & Alfie Boe (Royal Albert Hall).
Rebecca is very much looking forward to stepping back into her Jennifer Aniston boots (after a false start in 2020!) and touring as one of her all time favourite TV characters, Rachel Green!
|MAX CADMAN – Joey Tribbiani
Training: Max trained at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 2020, after finishing an undergraduate history degree at the University of Oxford.
Credits: Since training include Manny in Nightfall, directed by Philippa Lawford, (White Bear Theatre), and ‘Lecturer’ in ‘Amphibian’ directed by John Livesey (King’s Head Theatre). Credits while training include Gabe in Next To Normal, directed by Rupert Hands, the Young Soldier from ‘Parade’, which featured in the Academy’s ‘Hal Prince: A Life in the Theatre’ Concert, directed by Matt Ryan, and Bounderby in the workshop for the musical Hard Times written by John Caird and directed by Lorne Campbell.
Further theatre credits include; TIE international tours Lord of the Flies and Wings (Barricade Arts), STOP (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017), and whilst studying at Oxford; Cacambo in Candide (Oxford Playhouse), Hal in Henry IV Part One.
|ELENA CHRISTIE – Phoebe Buffay
Training: Elena trained at the Urdang Academy and graduated with a First Class BA Hons in Musical Theatre and Professional Dance.
Credits: UK and Ireland premier of ‘Little Miss Sunshine the Musical’ as Mean girl and Miss Costa Mesa. She then toured the UK playing Phyllis, a who in Whoville for the American transfer of ‘ How The Grinch Stole Christmas – the Musical’.
As a big Friends fan herself Elena is thrilled to be joining the off Broadway and Vegas transfer of the musical around the UK and Ireland, getting to play the quirky role of Princess Consuela Banana Hammock – (a.k.a. Phoebe Buffay).
She is very excited for theatres to be open again in full swing and to get back on stage in this fun show!
|THOMAS MITCHELLS – Chandler Bing
Credits: Chandler Bing in FRIENDSICAL (UK Tour & Edinburgh Fringe); The Big Bopper in The Buddy Holly Story (UK Tour); Big Girls Don’t Cry (UK Tour & Cruise); Carmen 1808 (Union Theatre); Relativity (Workshop – Finborough Theatre) The Jungle Book (Saudi Arabia); BULLY (Etcetera Theatre).
Thomas is also a Voice-Over Artist with various credits in Film, TV & Radio including ‘ROCKETMAN’ and the popular podcast ‘The Offensive’ where Thomas was nominated for his role of ‘Theo Clinton’ for Best Radio Performance at the One Voice Awards.
Video Game Performance & Director credits include: Forza Horizon 5, Baldur’s Gate 3, Red Solstice 2: Survivors; The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan; Tom Clancy’s The Division 2; Boom Beach: Frontlines; Fable Fortunes; Guitar Hero: Live; Dying Light 2 & Expeditions:Rome.
|JONATHAN WALKER GILLAND – Gunther
Training: Jonathan received his degree in Musical Theatre & Directing from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. He also spent a semester studying abroad at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London.
Credits: He began his professional career in New York City & has recently made the transition to the UK, first performing with the concert cast of Masters of the House: Movies, Musicals, & More!
While this is Gilland’s first UK & Irish tour, a few previous credits from the other side of the pond include ‘Joseph’ in Joseph & the Technicolor Dreamcoat, ‘Henry’ in Next to Normal, ‘Rodger’ in Rent, ‘Curly’ in Oklahoma!, ‘Link’ in Hairspray, & ‘Melchior’ in Spring Awakening. If you’ve sailed the high seas in the time before Covid, you also might have seen him onstage on several different Holland America Line cruise ships around the world!
Jonathan is THRILLED to be back brewing in Central Perk post Covid-19! Jonathan comes to this group of friends all the way from Memphis, Tennessee!
|MIKEY WOOSTER – Ross Geller
Training: London College of Music — BA (Hons) First Class in Musical Theatre.
Recent Credits Include: Buttons in “Cinderella” (The Core, Solihull); Ed Leale in “8 – A Steampunk Opera”, and Hansel in “Gretel – A New Musical” (The Other Palace); The Mason / Joe in “Working: A Musical” (Upstairs At The Gatehouse); Jack Worthing in “The Importance of Being Earnest” (Brighton Open Air Theatre).
When the world throws you a Global Pandemic, it doesn’t matter if you have UNAGI, sometimes life just has to Pivot! But Mikey is thrilled to no longer be ON A BREAK from Friends The Musical Parody and can’t wait to bring Ross back to Central Perk.
During and after lockdown, Mikey was hugely honoured and privileged to work extensively with emerging composer Charli Eglinton, recording and appearing on her concept albums: “Dyseheart”; “Ei8ht The Musical”; “Colours”; “Bound”; “8 – A Steampunk Opera”; As Robert Hooke in “Fallen – A Robert Hooke Musical”; and as Salieri in “Saving Mozart”. These are available on all streaming services.
|STEPHANIE MACGARAIDH – Female Alternate
Training: Guildford School of Acting 2015-18
Credits: Moth/Maria in Love’s Labour’s Lost (Oxford Shakespeare Company), Ghost in Sonnet Walk VII (Guildford Shakespeare Company), Grainne Mhaol/Antonia in The Sea Queen/Twelfth Night (The Scoop at More London), Female Understudy in Friendsical (UK Tour)
Other Credits Include: Eilidh in So, What Are We Called? (Blotched Ink Productions), Ellory in The Last Delivery (Westminster Film School), Robert Burns Collection (Almost Tangible), Macbeth (Almost Tangible)
Steph is a folk/pop singer songwriter whose original music can be heard across all streaming platforms. She is thrilled to be joining the cast of Friends! The Musical Parody!
|SAM WILLISON –Male Alternate
Training: BA Musical Theatre Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Dance School of Scotland
Credits; Beast/Prince Angus in Beauty and the Beast (Falkirk Town Hall), Lead Vocalist (Viking Cruises), Beast/Prince Proudfoot in Beauty and the Beast (Victoria Theatre, Halifax), Bobby in Des-Elation (Drayton arms, London) Prince Michael in Snow White (Victoria Theatre, Halifax), Keep the Home Fires (Edinburgh Fringe), Dick Whittington (Platform Theatre) Finalist (Young Scottish Musical Theatre Performer of the Year, SECC)
Credits whilst training include; Taxi Driver in Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (RCS), Ensemble in Chess (RCS/Edinburgh Festival Theatre), Charlie Cameron in Brigadoon (RCS), featured vocalist (BBC Children in Need), Betty Blue Eyes (Citizen Theatre)
Workshop Credits; Dr Jaquith in ‘Now, Voyager- A New Musical’
Sam is delighted to be performing Friends! The Musical Parody!
2022 Tour Dates
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