Following its hit Edinburgh Fringe debut and London dates, hilarious sitcom homage FRIEND (The One With Gunther), written and performed by Brendan Murphy, is now available globally via Stream Theatre, with scheduled performances from this Thursday 15 July until Sunday 18 July 2021, and then available on-demand for a further week until Sunday 25 July 2021.
The one-man comedy, which was filmed live at London’s Wilton’s Music Hall, is the third of four streaming premieres this month curated and presented by Olivier Award-winning producer James Seabright.
The entirety of cult sitcom Friends, as told through the eyes of the one person who knows it inside out… Gunther.
This new show from acclaimed comic actor Brendan Murphy reimagines the TV classic through the eyes of barista Gunther, who will welcome audiences to the premiere London dates of FRIEND (The One With Gunther) following its hit Edinburgh Fringe debut.
Settle down in Gunther’s café to hear the true insider story of what happened to Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Monica and Joey, from the Friends character who kept them caffeinated through all of the highs, lows, love affairs and failed auditions along the way! It’s all 10 seasons and 236 episodes in just one hour.
Brendan Murphy’s recent credits include the Las Vegas season of Olivier Award-nominated global hit Potted Potter, Best of Edinburgh award-winning comedy parody The Crown Dual and improv comedy classic Battleacts.
What the critics say
“Cleverly talented… Hilarious audience participation, wacky personality and goofy skits and songs” – ★★★★★ Eventalaide
“A must-see for old and new fans of Friends” – ★★★★ Adelaide Advertiser
“Brendan Murphy plays that blonde, awkward Gunther to a tea… or in this case to a coffee cup” – ★★★★ All About Entertainment
“A one-hour, one-man wonder… a mean feat, masterfully delivered” – Dorset Echo
“Quick wit… excellent comic timing” – ★★★★ Broadway Baby on Brendan Murphy
“Brendan Murphy is a very funny man” – ★★★★★ EdFringe Review on Brendan Murphy
“A pleasing nostalgic trip to Central Perk [from] an indefatigable comedian and improviser” – FEST
Production photography by Steve Ullathorne.