A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
STARRING GEOFFREY RUSH AND
AN ALL STAR AUSTRALIAN CAST
GERRY CONNOLLY, CHRISTIE WHELAN, MITCHELL BUTEL,
ADAM MURPHY AND BOB HORNERY
Academy®, Tony® and Emmy Award® winning Geoffrey Rush returned to his true home on stage in the absurdly funny musical A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, under the direction of Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), this shamelessly retro musical pays homage to vintage vaudeville in an orgy of classic theatrical comedy, bawdy stage high jinks and sensational slapstick.
Geoffrey Rush bounds onto stage as the scheming slave Pseudolus, attempting to win his freedom from the henpecked Senex and his overbearing wife Domina. When he learns his master’s dim-witted son has fallen in love with a virgin courtesan, he seizes the opportunity to secure his release.
Mistaken identities, cross dressing confusion, foolish schemes and comic anarchy reign supreme as the gods of Australian comedy put their reputations on the line for a laugh.
"Rush is magnificent"The Spectator (UK)