Into the Woods takes the stories of the Brothers Grimm and gives them a dark and humorous twist.
The popular tales of Red Ridinghood, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Cinderella and Rapunzel are interwoven with that of the Baker and his Wife and their quest to have a child. However this re-telling goes beyond ‘happily ever after’ as the familiar characters find themselves in unfamiliar circumstances and hopes and dreams are questioned and revisited.
2010 marked Stephen Sondheim's 80th Birthday.
This award-winning production of Into the Woods is now available to be downloaded from Digital Theatre
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine. Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.
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"Ravishing theatrical storytelling... Timothy Sheader's glorious production is spellbinding"
"There's more enchantment here than in a whole bag of magic beans"
"Soutra Gilmour's design... brilliantly exploits the sinister beauty of the outdoor setting"
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The Mail On Sunday
"It's spellbinding stuff, not only musically, but lyrically, visually and emotionally"
The Financial Times
"An inventive, witty production studded with fine performances... Jenna Russell is superb"
The Daily Mail
"Bewitched by Sondheim's Fairytale Magic"
The Daily Telegraph
"Sheader's stylish direction and the spectacularly-lit woodland location, ensure that this fairy-tale musical casts a pretty potent spell"
"I was beguilingly bewitched"
- Timothy Sheader – Director
- Liam Steel – Co-Director & Movement Director
- Soutra Gilmour – Designer
- Gareth Valentine – Musical Supervisor & MD
- Jon Clark – Lighting Designer
- Chris Walker – Orchestrator
- Mike Walker – Sound Designer
- Pippa Ailion CDG – Casting Director
- Rachel Canning – Puppet Designer
- Luke Sheppard – Assistant Director
- Tom Kelly – Assistant Musical Director
- Marc Antolin – Woodsman
- Valda Aviks – Grandmother
- Ethan Beer – The Narrator
- Billy Boyle – Mysterious Man
- Gaye Brown – Cinderella's Stepmother
- Sophie Caton – Snow White/Harp
- Marilyn Cutts – Jack's Mother
- Alice Fearn – Rapunzel
- Helen Dalimore – Cinderella
- Judi Dench – Voice of the Giant
- Mark Goldthorp – Steward
- Amy Griffiths – Lucinda
- Mark Hadfield – Baker
- Eddie Manning – Cast
- Amy Ellen Richardson – Florinda
- Beverly Rudd – Little Red Ridinghood
- Jenna Russell – Baker's Wife
- Ben Stott – Jack
- Joshua Swinney – Cast
- Simon Thomas – Rapunzel's Prince
- Hannah Waddingham – The Witch
- Gemma Wardle – Cinderella's Mother
- Michael Xavier – Wolf/Cinderella's Prince