Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine
The Olivier Award winning production of Into the Woods was filmed during the 2010 season at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and is now available to be downloaded from Digital Theatre.
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.
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 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"
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"