Playwright: Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine
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.
Awards for Into the Woods include: Best Musical Revival, Olivier Awards 2011; Timothy Sheader, Best Director, Whatsonstage.com Awards 2011.
'As thrilling a production of the show as I ever hope to see.' -Stephen Sondheim
'Ravishing theatrical storytelling... Timothy Sheader's glorious production is spellbinding ... There's more enchantment here than in a whole bag of magic beans.' -The Times
'An inventive, witty production studded with fine performances ... Jenna Russell is superb.' -Financial Times
'Soutra Gilmour's design... brilliantly exploits the sinister beauty of the outdoor setting ... Dazzling.' -Guardian
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