A wonderful season of Tasmanian theatre continues next month, with the highlight bound to be the production of the hilariously entertaining A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and featuring an all-star Tasmanian cast, the play is a witty, bawdy, fast-paced adventure based on the farcical attempts of an ancient Roman slave to gain freedom.
Pseudolus will lie, cheat, bargain and do whatever else it takes to help his young master woo the girl next door.
The result is a feast of sheer silliness and joyous songs. From the opening number – Comedy Tonight – this fantastic musical will have you simultaneously laughing and tapping along.
Appearing at Hobart's Theatre Royal from October 11 to 15 and again from October 18 to 22, this is a show not to be missed.
The New York Times calls it "the funniest, bawdiest and most enchanting Broadway musical ever". In 1962 the musical's original Broadway run won several Tony awards. It has seen many successful revivals and was also made into a fine film.
Adult tickets range from $59 to $69, with children and concession tickets costing $52.