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- A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum **POSTPONED**
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum **POSTPONED**
**Due to the changing circumstances around the global COVID 19 pandemic, Musikmakers has made the hard decision to postpone the upcoming season of A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum.
The decision has not been made lightly and we realise this will effect a large number of people. It was felt that even if travel and grouping restrictions were lifted before our intended start date, any rehearsal time would be limited resulting in a production that may not meet the high standards Musikmakers has for it’s shows.
Considerable thanks goes to the huge amount of work that Toni, Coryn, Lily and Jenni have already put into this show, and the numerous hours that the cast have already spent rehearsing their lines, songs and dances.
At this stage we have no future date in mind as this will need to be negotiated with the rights holders and, as you can imagine, they are under a huge workload at the moment. We will keep you informed as decisions are made.
As the show is being postponed all roles will remain as currently cast. We wish you all well, stay safe.**
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.
Book by BURT SHEVELOVE and LARRY GELBART
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
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.
Evening performances commence 8pm, theatre open from 7.30pm. Matinees commence at 2pm, theatre open at 1.30pm.