Ross & Rachel

Theatre, Drama
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Time Out says

This hit fringe play picks up ten years after Ross and Rachel's happily ever after

What happens after you've found the one and settled down? That's the question asked in James Fritz's play, set ten years after a couple – who, for legal purposes are definitely not Ross and Rachel from Friends, but share a near identical back story – finally come together in the belief that they'll live happily ever after. 

The play is performed by one woman (Jessica Stanley in this production at Theatre Works), who takes on the role of a man and a woman in a relationship that isn't exactly all they'd imagined. Apparently she's his lobster, but what happens when his entitlement starts to get out of hand?

Time Out gave the show four stars when it played in Edinburgh, writing:

"Ross & Rachel is a clever interrogation of a slippery area of the human psyche that’s often overlooked, underexplored, or simply presented as being A Good Thing. But more than that, it’s a virtuosic piece of writing, playful, post-modern and devastatingly serious, all at once."

It's a show that has "a streak of mischief a mile wide" but more seriousness and integrity than you might imagine. According to the producers, no knowledge of Friends is necessary, but if you are a super fan this is "the one you didn't see coming".

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