Having just received news of the next production at the Wharf Theatre “A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum,” I thought I’d share it with you guys, because I’m nice like that.
Described as a “raucous musical comedy,” it pays tribute to Roman playwright Plautus, with a vaudevillian delivery.
Set in Ancient Rome, the plot revolves around three neighbouring houses. Pseudolus schemes to win the heart of the beautiful virgin, Philia, for his young master Hero who, in return, has promised to grant him his freedom.
However chaos ensues with puns, hair-brained schemes, cases of mistaken identity and the slamming of doors along with satirical comments on social class.
Ever since the original 1962 Broadway production won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Author, Forum has proved itself to be one of the funniest musicals ever written. As in the words of one of its most popular songs, there is truly ‘something for everyone – a comedy tonight!’
Tickets £12/£10 concessions can be purchased from: The Devizes Community Hub and Library, Sheep Street, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.The website Wharftheatre.co.uk. Or by ringing 03336 663 366.
To find out what else is on at the Wharf pick up a copy of the 2018 Spring Summer brochure from the Community Hub and Library and many other outlets around Devizes.