TitleA Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
AuthorShevelove, Burt (original book)
Author TwoGelbart, Larry (original book)
Author ThreeSondheim, Stephen (music and lyrics)
VenueOlivier Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night6/28/2004
Press Night7/9/2004
Closing Night11/2/2004
Performance Length2 hours, 20 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
AwardsOlivier nomination for Outstanding Musical Production
Number of Performances76
Performer Roles
ROLE128289Barrit; DesmondPrologus / Pseudolus, slave to Hero
ROLE128290Carnall; DarrenA Protean
ROLE128291Caulfield; Peter A Protean
ROLE128292Lucas; DavidA Protean
ROLE128293MacDuff; GrahamA Protean
ROLE128294Rouse; MichaelA Protean
ROLE128295Wolfenden; MatthewA Protean
ROLE128296Kelly; SamSenex, an old man
ROLE128297Blair; IslaDomina, Senex's wife
ROLE128298Leigh; VinceHero, Senex's son
ROLE128299McColl; HamishHysterium, slave to Senex and Domina
ROLE128301Schneider; DavidLycus, a buyer and seller of courtesans
ROLE128302Fowler; JaneTintinabula, a courtesan
ROLE128303Stewart; LorrainePanacea, a courtesan
ROLE128304De La Rue; SimoneOne of the Geminae, courtesans
ROLE128305Newton; HayleyOne of the Geminae, courtesans
ROLE128306Lukes; MichelleVibrata, a courtesan
ROLE128307Graves; TiffanyGymnasia, a courtesan
ROLE128308Sheen; CarolinePhilia, a virgin
ROLE128309Towb; HarryErronius, an old man
ROLE128310Quast; PhilipMiles Gloriosus, a warrior
ROLE128311Leith; AlanImperius, Miles Gloriosus's sergeant
ROLE128312Davies; Owain RhysOscillatiae (Swings)
ROLE128313O'Gleby; SarahOscillatiae (Swings)
ROLE128314Soloman; SpencerOscillatiae
ROLE147199Lowe; MartinConductor / Keyboard
ROLE147200Etherington; MarkKeyboard
ROLE147201Todd; PhilipFlute / Clarinet / Alto Saxophone / Piccolo
ROLE147202Hutchins; NicolaClarinet / Tenor Saxophone / Flute
ROLE147203Pierce; Stephen / SteveClarinet / Bass Saxophone / Bass Clarinet
ROLE147204Langley; NoelTrumpet / Flugelhorn / Fanfare Trumpet
ROLE147205Gauld; SidneyTrumpet / Flugelhorn / Fanfare Trumpet
ROLE147206Hicks; GillianTrumpet / Flugelhorn / Fanfare Trumpet
ROLE129640Holloway; TracyTrombone / Euphonium
ROLE147207Melhuish; LauraViolin / Mandolin
ROLE147208Richardson; DonDouble Bass
ROLE124859Roberts; GarethPercussion
Creative Roles
ROLE107562Hall; EdwardDirector
ROLE128315Ashford; RobChoreographer
ROLE115392Crouch; JulianSet Designer
ROLE128316Pollard; KevinCostume Designer
ROLE120124Starobin; MichaelOrchestrations
ROLE128317Lowe; MartinMusic Supervisor / MD / Dance Arranger
ROLE108927Anderson; PaulLighting Designer
ROLE108080Groothuis; PaulSound Designer
ROLE128318Etherington; MarkAssistant Music Director
ROLE103663Rodenburg; PatsyCompany Voice Work
ROLE117662Nealon; FrankStaff Director
ROLE103666Gilroy; KatrinaProduction Manager
ROLE103792Bryant; CourtneyDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE110070McDevitt; KerryDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE110254Evans; GarethAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE105842Rowland; BrewyeenAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE104386Jones; FizzCostume Supervisor
ROLE128319Soloman; SpencerAssistant Choreographer / Dance Captain
ROLE128320Thirtle; RobertAssistant to the Designer
ROLE115969Parkinson; Jo-AnneAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE128321Walker; ChrisAdditional Orchestrations
ROLE108351Rae; ColinMusic Copyist
ROLE128322Adams; PhijKeyboard Programming
ROLE128323Drew; JamesKeyboard Programming
ROLE110327Leeman; KevinMusic Management
ROLE112528Gallagher; DavidMusic Management
ROLE110464Kenton; JohnMusic Assistant
ROLE128324Perkins; LaurieRehearsal Pianist
ROLE128213Manley; JamesAssistant Production Manager
ROLE128325Robson; IsabelDesign Associate
ROLE128326MacDuff; AndyAcrobatics Advisor
ROLE110257Ashmore; CatherineProduction Photographer
ROLE112736Whale; TobyCasting
ROLE103673Dawes; GabrielleCasting
ROLE128327Green; JillCasting Consultant
ROLE128328Shevelove; BurtAuthor
ROLE103508Gelbart; LarryWriter
ROLE114008Sondheim; Stephen (1930-)Music and Lyrics
ROLE110078Richardson; TomAssistant Production Manager
RNT/PR/4/1/790A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The ForumMarch 2004 - January 2005Press Production Review Files
RNT/SM/1/511A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum2004Prompt Scripts
RNT/PR/3/618A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum9 July 2004Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/PR/4/1/791A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The ForumJuly 2004 - November 2004Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/5/438A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum9 July 2004Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/PP/2/3/246A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum28 June 2004Olivier Posters
RNT/CO/1/484A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum2004Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PL/3/820J Michael Walton. Routine Business - Plautus in the Market Place 15 September 2004Platforms Audio Recordings
RNT/PL/3/821Casina -Plautus Play Reading 15 September 2004Platforms Audio Recordings
RNT/PP/1/3/256A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The ForumJuly 2004Olivier Programmes
RNT/PR/2/4/253Travelex £10 Season22 March 2004Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PR/2/4/288'A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Forum'c. [June] 2004Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PR/4/8/3022004 Theatre reviews of the yearPress General Review Files
RNT/R/1/4/3/91A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum2004Postcards
RNT/SM/2/4/152A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum2004Olivier Show Reports
RNT/SO/2/1/209A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum1 November 2004Master Recordings
RNT/SO/2/2/215A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum1 November 2004Viewing Recordings
RNT/LI/1/72A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum5 May 2004Scripts - First Drafts
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