Forget cold winter nights setting in – come down to our warm theatre for this hilarious slapstick comedy! Sondheim takes us on a joyous, musical romp through Rome, where there are desperate lovers, a cunning slave who’ll do anything to win his freedom, scheming neighbours and secrets behind every toga! Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent - and one of the funniest musicals ever written. Join us for ‘A Comedy Tonight’!
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.
Check out special matinee prices and concessions. Strictly limited season.
BURT SHEVELOVE and LARRY GELBART
Music and Lyrics by
Originally Produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince
This season’s award-winning creative team includes Director - Toni Garson, Musical Director – Coryn Knapper and Choreographer – Lily Empson.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
- Riverlea Theatre is easily accessible at 83 Riverlea Rd with plenty of free on-site parking.
- Wheelchair Access: Seating is tiered, wheelchairs can only be located at the left hand side of Row B (B16 onwards). Please call Theatre to book (856-5450).
- The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited