CASTING: Open Air’s Into The Woods

West End star Hannah Waddingham, who enjoyed success in Trevor Nunn’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, will return to Sondheim this summer in Into The Woods.

Part of this year’s Open Air Theatre season in Regent’s Park, the show helps celebrate Stephen Sondheim’s 80th year which also sees a revival of Passion at the Donmar Warehouse starring Elena Roger and a special South Bank Show Revisited on ITV1 in April.

Directed by Timothy Sheader, Hannah Waddingham plays the central role of the Witch, alongside Olivier award winner Jenna Russell (Sunday in the Park with George) as the Baker’s wife in the show that adds a dark twist to famous fairytales such as Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel.

The Menier Chocolate Factory production of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music continues to pack them in on Broadway starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Elena Roger (Evita, Piaf), Scarlett Strallen (Mary Poppins) and David Thaxton (Les Miserables) will star in Passion at the Donmar Warehouse from 10 September.

Into the Woods will run from 5 August until 11 September at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park.

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