Geoffrey Rush
(© Tristan Fuge)
Geoffrey Rush
(© Tristan Fuge)
Geoffrey Rush will star in an Australian revival of Stephen Sondheim, Burt Shevelove, and Larry Gelbart's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum beginning October 20 at Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne.

Simon Phillips directs the production, in which Rush will play the scheming slave Pseudolus. Additional casting and other details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Inspired by the farces of the Roman playwright Plautus, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum features classic Sondheim songs including "Comedy Tonight," "Lovely" and "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid." The musical was last seen on Broadway in 1996.

Rush's recent stage credits include The Diary of a Madman, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Exit the King, for which he won a Tony Award. His screen credits include Shakespeare in Love, Shine, for which he won an Academy Award, and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

For more information and tickets to A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, click here.