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Play directory : A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Welcome to the Mandy Theatre Professionals UK Plays Directory.

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other Mandy Theatre Professionals UK members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Stephen Sondheim
  • Written
    1962
  • Setting
    Ancient Rome
  • Overview
    of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC) — specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus and Mostellaria — it 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, a two-tiered set with many doors, cases of mistaken identity (frequently involving characters disguising themselves as one another), and satirical comments on social class.