"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at the Olivier from 28 June


"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at the Olivier from 28 June

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, opens at the Olivier Theatre, NT 9 July 2004, following previews from 28 June, and booking to 2 Nov 2004.

(Public Booking opens 20 April 2004)

Book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

Directed by Edward Hall, the cast includes Desmond Barrit, Jane Fowler, Sam Kelly, Hamish McColl, Philip Quast, David Schneider.

Set design by Julian Crouch, lighting by Paul Anderson, choreography by Rob Ashford, sound design by Paul Groothuis.

A day in the life of Pseudolus - a liar, a blackmailer, and a slave who'll stop at nothing to win his freedom.

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The National Theatre has also announced new dates and further casting for Iphigenia At Aulis, by Euripdes, translated by Don Taylor , which opens at the Lyttelton Theatre, NT 22 June 2004, following previews from 12 June. The play is currently booking to 24 June 2004, but from 20 April, will take bookings to 7 Sep 2004. Directed by Katie Mitchell, the cast includes: Kate Duchene ; Peter Needham ; Charlotte Roach ; Justin Salinger ; Dominic Rowan ; Annamaria Adams; Helena Lymbery; Penelope McGhie

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New platforms announced by the National Theatre include....

Price: £3.50 / Time 6pm unless stated!

Howard Davies: Cyrano de Bergerac
27 April 2004
NT Associate Director Howard Davies talks about his new production.

Simon McBurney on Measure for Measure
2 June 2004
Director Simon McBurney talks about his new production.

Ghislaine Kenyon: A Nose for Art
4 June 2004
The Head of Learning at Somerset House, talks about the rich artistic history of the nose.

Sue Lloyd: Rostand - The Man who was Cyrano
7 June 2004
The author of the only English biography of Edmond Rostand talks about the writer's most famous play.

Germaine Greer: Measure for Measure - Why Vienna?
10 Jun 2004
The writer, critic and professor, Germaine Greer, talks about Shakespeare's play.

Stephen Sondheim
4 July 2004
Stephen Sondheim returns to the National to talk about his work.

Complicite Workshop
16 July 2004 (2.30pm)
Director Simon McBurney leads a workshop.

J Michael Walton. Routine Business - Plautus in the Market Place
15 Sep 2004
J Michael Walton reveals some of the funny things that happen in Plautus.

Plautus Play Reading - Casina
15 Sep 2004 2.30pm (90 mins)
A rehearsed reading of one of the comedies that inspired the plot, mayhem and characters of A Funny Thing... (Translated by Richard Beacham)

Stephen Banfield - Sondheim Musicals
27 Sep 2004
The author of Sondheim's Broadway Musicals, talks aboout where A Funny Thing... fits into the context of Sondheim's other work.

Plautus Play Reading - The Haunted House
27 Sep 2004 2.30pm (90 mins)
A rehearsed reading of one of the comedies that inspired the plot, mayhem and characters of A Funny Thing... (Translated by Kenneth McLeish & Michael Sargent)

Edward Hall - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
29 Oct 2004
Director Edward Hall talks about his new production.

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