A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum


ISBN: 9781854591456
Author: Stephen Sondheim, Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart
Publication Date: 08/07/2004
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 128pp.


Loosely based on the plays of Plautus, a bawdy, fast-paced, raunchy comedy musical from one of the world’s most influential and innovative creators of musical theatre.

1962 Tony Award for Best Musical 

Pseudolus, a simpering slave, is trying to win his own freedom by cooking up a romance for his master’s son, Hero, with the pretty young virgin Philia. But there’s a problem – not only is Philia owned by Marcus Lycus, an infamous courtesan dealer, but she’s also already promised to swaggering soldier Miles Gloriosus… and neither of them are keen to give her up.

A Funny Thing… ran for three years on Broadway. The first British production, starring Frankie Howerd as the cowardly slave Pseudolus, ran almost as long and spawned the TV series Up Pompeii!

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