Friend (The One with Gunther)

Comedy (compilation, character comedy)

  • Gilded Balloon at the Museum - Auditorium
  • 16:00
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Brendan Murphy's Worldwide Comedy Award Winner presented by James Seabright
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


One barista, 10 seasons, 70 minutes! All 236 episodes of Friends retold through the eyes of Gunther, Central Perk's very own "seventh friend". Discover the true insider story of what happened from the character who kept everyone caffeinated! From the team behind Buffy Revamped: creator Brendan Murphy, director Hamish MacDougall. 'Must-see for old and new fans.' **** (Advertiser, Adelaide). 'Riotously funny' **** (ThreeWeeks). 'Perfect night with Friends... a lot of laughs!' ( 'Both a commentary and a greatest hits... For a reduced Shakespeare style telling of the Friends saga, this can't be beaten' **** (

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access to front row of seating. Seating is then ranked so any other rows are accessible via steps.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
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  • Is a wheelchair user
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Natasha Farmer 30 days ago

The best show I saw at the fringe this year, so clever and much thought into every part! Highly recommend!

Sam 32 days ago

I know nothing about friends, was forced into audience participation, and still had an absolutely amazing time!

Dazza 32 days ago

A great show, performed brilliantly with energy and humour. A great tribute for the series, especially those who loved it.

Kevin Moss 36 days ago

Great show. Joseph Maudsley was a hoot as Gunther and keeps the spirit of the show alive! :)

T 37 days ago

A very funny, cleverly scripted and excellently performed show!
A fantastic show for Friends fans but still pretty funny if you aren't. We all came out of the show smiling and singing parts of the songs. I highly recommend this show, as well as the sister show Buffy revamped, as top Fringe shows, *****.

Audrey 42 days ago

Top show for Friends fans! Really enjoyed it and the trip down memory lane of all the season highlights and characters!

Stephan Eisenhardt 43 days ago

Great script, great guy and great performance. I'm sure James Michael Tyler would have loved it. Great for Friends fans.
5/5 stars.

Elmondt Kapp 43 days ago

What a fantastic show and the performance was flawless and impressive. Thank you for the trip down memory lane and fun and laughter. We loved it!

Catriona 44 days ago

Absolutely fantastic. My tweens, who love friends, loved it and so did I.

Cate Mcneal 48 days ago

Incredible show, funny in all the right ways, a must for any fan of friends!

Ben Warwick 49 days ago

A really good show, a wonderful recap of the friends series from the perspective of Gunther. Very funny and great audience engagement. If you love friends then there's nothing not to love, an ode to Gunther and the program with a nice message by which to live your life.

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Jenna's Jamboree (4/5 stars) 34 days ago

A humorous homage and an ode to Gunther!

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West End Best Friend (5/5 stars) 38 days ago

Maudsley is just brilliant as Gunther. He has the perfect take on his obsession with Rachel and a great rapport with the audience, especially when audience participation is required.

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 39 days ago

an hour well spent

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 45 days ago

It’s a very family friendly show and it was a full house at Gilded Balloon at the Museum. If you’re a “Friends Fan”, you should stop by.

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