Ahead of its opening later this month, Theatre Royal Bath has released rehearsal photos of the cast of Into the Woods.
Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical is being revived by Terry Gilliam and Leah Hausman at the Theatre Royal Bath, opening on 17 August 2022, and running to 10 September 2022.
It is believed that the producers, Scenario Two and Theatre Royal Bath Productions, hope to then transfer the show into the West End in 2023.
The Into The Woods cast includes TV and film actor Julian Bleach (Halo, The Brothers Grimm, Emerald City Shockheaded Peter) as the Mysterious Man; Audrey Brisson, star of the recent West End production of Amélie The Musical as Cinderella; Olivier Award nominated West End actress Nicola Hughes (Chicago, Fosse, Porgy and Bess) as the Witch; TV and stage actor Rhashan Stone (All About Eve, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) as the Baker; musicals actress Alex Young (Anyone Can Whistle at the Southwark Playhouse; Follies at the National Theatre) as the Baker’s Wife; West End actress Gillian Bevan (Into The Woods; Sweeney Todd; Doctors; Teachers) as Jack’s Mother; and Britain’s Got Talent star, singer and actress Charlotte Jaconelli as Florinda.
Other cast includes Nathanael Campbell (Come From Away) as the Wolf / the Prince, Maria Conneely as Rapunzel, Lauren Conroy as Little Red Riding Hood, Phoebe Fildes (The Mousetrap) as Lucinda, Samuel Holmes (Crazy For You, Kiss Me, Kate) as the Steward, Henry Jenkinson as the Prince, and Barney Wilkinson(Sunset Boulevard, Bat Out of Hell) as Jack.
Directors Gilliam and Hausman have devised a whole new conceit for the show, with the story unfolding through the eyes of a young girl playing with a Victorian toy theatre.
Into the Woods has music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine. The show is currently playing on Broadway at the St James Theatre to great acclaim.
Photos by Marc Brenner