Plays Directory : A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

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

  • Author
    Stephen Sondheim
  • Written
  • 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.

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6 known characters

6 known roles

Connected mandy members:

Ben Fry
Ben Fry
Lighting Technician
2013, Lighting Designer
Budleigh Salterton Public Hall
Chris Howcroft
Chris Howcroft
Technical Manager
2010, Lighting Designer
Jim Bristow
Jim Bristow
Electrician, Deputy Chief
2009, Lighting Designer
Festival Hall , Petersfield