Development Site

This site contains fictional data and does not write to the real Camdram database - read more information

Camdram

    presents...

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
    By Larry Gelbart, Stephen Sondheim, Burt Shevelove

    19:15, Sat 30th June 2018 - Tue 3rd July 2018 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    20:45, Sat 7th July 2018 - Tue 10th July 2018 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    18:45, Sat 14th July 2018 - Tue 17th July 2018 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    Summer Vacation

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
    Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus, specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity, and satirical comments on social class. The title derives from the line that vaudeville comedians often used to begin a story: "A funny thing happened on the way to the theater".
    The musical's original 1962 Broadway run won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book. A Funny Thing has enjoyed several Broadway and West End revivals and was made into a successful film starring the original lead of the musical, Zero Mostel.

    Contact organizers

    Get involved with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum:

    Auditions are being held at the times below – more details

    • Sat 23rd Mar, 16:45–19:45, Random Location 42

    Random text 25 – more details

    Cast

    Miles Gloriosus -
    Erronius -
    Marcus Lycus -
    Hero -
    Domina -
    Pseudolus -

    Band

    Trombone -
    Clarinet -
    Cello -
    Keys -

    Production Team

    Director -
    Producer -
    Technical Director -
    Lighting Designer -