A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum (2011)

"A Funny Thing Happened on the 
way to the Forum"


by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Originally produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince
by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty LTd Exclusive Agent of Music Theatre International (NY)

Directors - Ashley Worsman and Pam Cooper
Musical Director - Carleen Steele

11 - 26 November 2011

About the show

"Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!" Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written-the perfect escape from life's troubles. A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. The result is a non-stop laugh fest in which a crafty slave (Pseudolus) struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan (Philia) for his young master (Hero), in exchange for freedom.




Logo created by Peter De Seve 1995 copyright




Chris O’Leary – Pseudolus
Lesley Davis – Domina
Gary Kliger – Senex
Michael Blackley – Hero
Greg Johnson – Hysterium
Sophie Rohweder – Philia
David Shanklin - Miles Gloriosus
Deon Spann – Lycus
Doug Mawson – Erronius
Abbey Burkitt - Geminae 1
Annice Orwin - Geminae 2
Anzjuli Venter – Panacea
Miyuki Lotz – Vibrata
Genevieve Suthers – Tintinabula
Todd Anderson–Protean/Choreographer
Callan Suthers – Protean
Andrew Roberts – Protean
Jacqui McKell - Gymnasia