Our Forthcoming Production for
July 2019 will be...

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum

Our Summer Show will be the hilarious
‘A Funny Thing Happened
On The Way To The Forum’
showing at
The Playhouse Theatre
17th – 20th July.

Poster A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum



Follow Promenade Productions to a street in Rome some 200 years B.C., where Pseudolous, a crafty slave in the house of Senex, is determined to gain his freedom.

When he finds out that his master’s handsome but dim-witted son Hero has fallen in love with ‘the girl next door’, the beautiful courtesan Philia of the house of Marcus Lycus (a buyer and seller of beautiful women), Pseudolous makes a deal with Hero to to get him the girl in return for his own freedom. However, Philia is betrothed to the egotistical soldier Miles Gloriosus which means a ‘cunning plan’ is called for!

What follows is a joyous musical romp through ancient Rome featuring desperate lovers, scheming neighbours, mistaken identities, disguises and satirical comments on social class. Add to this Stephen Sondheim’s award winning score with classics such as ‘Something Appealing’ and ‘Comedy Tonight’ and you will know you are in for a treat. Sondheim drew inspiration from the works of of Roman playwright Plautius when he injected the 2000 year old comedy with the energy of classic vaudeville. The result is a fast-paced, hilarious and witty farce that is not to be missed.

Promenade Productions (www.promenadeproductions.co.uk) are presenting ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ at The Cheltenham Playhouse, Bath Road from Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th July 2019.
Evening performances will take place at 7.30pm and a Saturday Matinee at 2.00pm.
Tickets are £16 available from the Box Office on 01242 522852 or online: www.cheltplayhouse.org.uk
or visit www.promenadeproductions.co.uk.



DAtes for your diary


at Emmanuel Church Hall 7.30pm (over 16s)
Wednesday 14th August/
Wednesday 4th September


Principals: 11th September at Emmanuel 8pm

Chorus and Dancers: Tuesday 17th September from 7pm at Swindon Village Hall

For further info call Showcase 01242 224144