Published on: 27 July 2016
Some of Perth’s most talented young performers are hard at work, rehearsing the bawdy musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Performed at the State Theatre Centre of WA, the production tells the story of Pseudolous, the laziest slave in Rome who, in exchange for his freedom, is struggling to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan for his young master, Hero.
Directed by The Midnite Youth Theatre Company’s Gregory Jones, with musical direction by Christ Church’s Rhiannon Hodgson, the production brings together an ensemble of highly talented senior students from Christ Church Grammar School, Methodist Ladies’ College, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls and Iona Presentation College.
“This classic musical comedy has been a great challenge for our young performers – comedy is difficult! Scene after scene of mistaken identity, slapstick, double takes and double meanings. We have had a lot of fun and cannot wait to share it with the audience,” said Gregory Jones, Midnite’s Artistic Director.
The Midnite Youth Theatre Company at Christ Church Grammar School is Western Australia’s longest, continuously running youth theatre company for young people aged 10 to 25. Valued by artists and audiences alike, Midnite is treasured for its commitment to those seeking to explore beyond the limits of school drama, producing work in professional venues and touring productions internationally.
This hilarious comedy is not to be missed. The season runs from 17 to 20 August at the State Theatre Centre of WA. Tickets are selling fast, to book visit Ticketek.com.au.