Music & Lyrics By Stephen Sondheim

Book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart

Originally Produced on Broadway by Harold Prince

 

Comedy tonight! And it was!

This has to be one of, if not the, funniest musicals ever written. We revived this show as some members had been desperate to have a go at it and some who remember our first production were more than happy to have another chance at this marvellous romp. Nigel reprised his scene-stealing role as Pseudolous. Only two other roles were played the same in both productions: Domina was played with battle-axe charm by Janet Holloway and the somewhat senile but oversexed Senex by Mike Gaccon. Some moved from one role to another between the years. John Tomala, once Hero in 1995 now was Marcus Lycus and Neil Davies, once the dottery Erroneous, became the masterful Miles Gloriousus in our second outing. Emma-Jane Goodwin brought a fantastic innocence and wide eyed naiveté which was perfect for the part of Philia, the rather dim but beautiful courtesan around whom the whole face revolves whilst Ruairidh brought a maniacal Hysterium vividly to life. There were the usual courtesans of course, wonderfully choreographed by Adam Pitt.

 

 

Pseudolous and Domina a.k.a. Nigel & Jan - two of only 3 cast members to reprise their roles in this revival of our 1995 production.