Into The Woods
This imaginative and delightfully playful new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods arrives as a timely celebration of the late composer’s remarkable impact on musical theatre.
The supremely talented ensemble cast includes Julian Bleach (co-creator of Olivier Award-winning Shockheaded Peter, Doctor Who, The Borgias), Audrey Brisson (Olivier Award nominee for Amélie, Outlander), Nicola Hughes (Olivier Award nominee for Fosse and Porgy and Bess), Rhashan Stone (All About Eve, Noël Coward Theatre, Finding Alice, Horrible Histories) and Alex Young (Follies, National Theatre) alongside Gillian Bevan, Nathanael Campbell, Maria Conneely, Lauren Conroy, Phoebe Fildes, Samuel Holmes, Charlotte Jaconelli, Henry Jenkinson and Barney Wilkinson.
In this production, a young girl playing with her grandfather’s toy theatre imagines an upside down, fairy tale world. A baker and his wife must set out to reverse a curse which has left them childless and hunt down four magical items to lift the spell. On the way, they meet Little Red Riding Hood (plus a captivating Wolf), Rapunzel and Cinderella, charming Princes (and the obligatory, less charming, Stepsisters), Jack (he of beanstalk fame) and, of course, a Witch.
A world-class creative team led by iconic stage and film director Terry Gilliam, and co-director and choreographer Leah Hausman, brings this magical tale to life. Together with designer Jon Bausor and costume designer Antony McDonald, their vision and design promises to create the most spectacular production ever staged at the Theatre Royal Bath.
Matinees Sat 20 Aug, Sat 27 Aug, Thurs 1, Sat 3, Thurs 8 & Sat 10 Sept 2.30pm
Press Night Weds 24 & Thurs 25 Aug 7pm
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes