TOADS Stage Musical Company

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Crazy for You

June 1998 - The Princess Theatre, Torquay
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), specifically
Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity (frequently involving characters disguising themselves as one another), and satirical comments on social class. The title derives from the line that vaudeville comedians often used to begin a story: "A funny thing happened on the way to the theater".
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Cast
Martin Harris - Bobby Child
Elaine Johnson - Polly Baker
David Gent - Bela Zangler
Victoria Lindley - Irene Roth
Mary Qiriaqi - Mrs Lottie Child
John Palmer - Lank Hawkins
Ken Strong - Everett Baker
Chris Hawes - Eugene Fodor
Brenda Loosemore - Patricia Fodor
Helen Randall - Tess
Amanda Jenkins - Patsy
Dylan Turner - Moose
Iain Douglas - Mingo
Matthew Lake - Sam
Adam Mills - Jimmy
Sean Caunter - Pete
Jethro Marles - Junior
Paul Eker - Billy
Robert Loveridge - Custus
Jo Cobain - Mitzy
Amanda Read - Louise
Nikki Wreford - Vera
Jane Stewart - Betsy
Saskia Carter - Sheila
Donna- Marie Hughes - Margie
Jo Matthews - Susie
Mike Ryman - Wyatt, Stage Hand
Derek Hexter - Barman, Stage Hand
Denis Scott - Chauffeur, Cowboy
Tony Charlton - Stage Hand, Cowboy
Katie Noakes - Show Girl, Bystander
Kim Moran - Show Girl, Bystander
Margueritte Green - Dresser, Bystander
Sally Watson - Dresser, Bystander
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Production Team
Director - Joe McNulty
Musical Director - Jonathan Watts
Choreographer - Sue Bonnet
Assistant to the Director - Pat Reeves
Stage Manager - Neil Booth

Keyboards - Rod Farrell
Percussion i - Colin Bellworthy, James Godfrey
Bass - Mike Allnatt
Reeds - Richard Kemp, Lyn Woodhouse
Trumpet - Peter Taylor, Bob Tinkler
Trombone - John Powell, Brian Altham
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Behind the Scenes
Technical Liaison - Neil Booth
Props Master - Neil Booth
Wardrobe Liaison - Marguerite Green
Poster Design - Courtesy of Musicscope
Photographer - Alan Craig
Programme Compilation - Iain Douglas
Programme Adverts - Iain Douglas
Advance Bookings - Apollo Leisure
Shop Poster Coordinator - Iain Douglas
Press Officer - Jean Macer
Poster Boards - Iain Douglas, Chris Lawes, Mike Ryman, Amanda Jenkins
Schools Liaison - Iain Douglas
Front of House - Margaret Randall, Peter Randall
Rehearsal teas - June Keen
Rehearsal Facilities - St Luke’s Church, Torquay
Make-up - Marguerite Green, Lavinia Palmer, Sally Watson
Banner - The Landscape Company
Programmes, Handouts & Posters printed by Creeds of Bridport
Double Crowns printed by Torbay Posters
Continuity - Jean Strong, Jean Milligan
Call - Sue French
props - Andy Head, Carol Walker, Phil Laugee, Mike Watson, Maggie Campbell, Simon Wilkinson
Dressers - Members of the Society

Scenery - SLX, Avonmouth, Bristol
Costumes - Costume Workshop, Sandown, Isle of Wight
Wigs - Angel Wigs, London
Voice Mikes - AVC, Yeovil, Paignton Pantomime Productions
Props - TOADS Theatre Company, Devonport Playhouse, SLX, Society Members
Rehearsal Accompanists - Rod Farrell, John Amery, Robert Young