Director: Mel Hillman
Musical Director: Trevor Jones
Choreographer: Amy Zhang
Watch This, Australia's first and only Sondheim repertory company, make their Chapel Off Chapel debut with a world first reimagined production of the classic Broadway musical – featuring an all-female-identifying cast.
A fast-paced, witty, irreverent farce, it is considered one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.
A nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus struggles to win the hand of a beautiful courtesan named Philia for his master, Hero, in exchange for freedom from enslavement.
Renowned for their fresh and innovative interpretation of Sondheim's works in intimate spaces, Watch This will surprise audiences with their groundbreaking approach to this 1962 Tony Award winner. Directed by Melanie Hillman with music direction by Trevor Jones.
Presented Sep 8th - Sep 24th, 2023 at Chapel Off Chapel
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
Charmaine Gorman (Pseudolus/Prologus Act 1), Milo Hartill (Hero), Jacqui Hoy (Hysterium), Mel O'Brien (Philia), Sophie Weiss (Domina), Luisa Scrofani (Miles Gloriosus), Cathy Woodhouse (Senex), Sarahlouise Younger (Marcus Lycus), Judith Roberts (Erronius) and Kristie Nguy (All the ensemble incl. Courtesans).
Assistant Director Bobbie-Jean Henning
Set Designer Sarah Tulloch
Costume Designer Jemima Johnston
Lighting Designer Rob Sowinski
Sound Designer Marcello Lo Rico
Production Manager Anna Davies
Creative Producer Dean Drieberg
Publicist Jai Cameron