Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 February 2019, 7:30pm
Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251-183 BC), the musical play 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. Unfortunately (as the two find out when they pay a visit to Lycus), Philia has been sold to the renowned warrior Miles Gloriosus, who is expected to claim her very soon. What will they do next? Will a happy ending prevail for all? 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..