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August 13, 2015, 11:04:16 am Last Edit: August 14, 2015, 09:01:07 pm by bowenblacktar
A date for your diary... 16 - 19 September at the Torch Theatre, one of the funniest musicals you will ever see.

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum by Stephen Sondheim is being performed by Haverfordwest Operatic Society Musical Theatre with one of U3A's members David Bowen, in the leading role as Pseudolous. Gill Bowen, also a member, is directing this brilliant farce.

Inspired by the farces of the ancient playwright Plautus, the musical tells the bawdy story of a Roman slave and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master Hero, woo the girl of his dreams. There are slaves, courtesans, soldiers and beautiful dancers.  It is light, fast-paced, witty,  irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written.  It was the inspiration for the 1960s TV series "Up Pompeii" starring Frankie Howerd, who played Pseudolus in the original West End run.

For this production there have been some equally funny changes to bring the humour "up to date" with todays thinking. The two would-be lovers are played by our two youngest members, both with beautiful voices and the possibilities of a musical career. The show features comedy and dancing along with wonderful singing, both solo and chorus.
Tickets are £11 with concessions on the first night, Wednesday 16th, of £9. The Torch Box Office is on 01646 695267

See more ( including men in togas! ) at  https://www.facebook.com/HOSmusicaltheatre/timeline?ref=page_internal