Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s masterpiece INTO THE WOODS returns to London’s West End in a spectacular revival in 2022, directed by Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam.
A dark and humorous twist on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, this Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical interweaves everyone’s favourite storybook characters into a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic.
Be careful what you wish for seems to be the ongoing theme in this comically dark musical, as actions have consequences and sacrifices must be paid.
Featuring the much loved songs Children Will Listen, Stay With Me and No-one Is Alone this enchanting and touching masterpiece was recently made into a smash-hit Disney feature film starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp.
What is Into The Woods about?
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse.
Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
Who is in the cast of Into The Woods?
Casting for Into The Woods is to be announced, but expect some big names for this highly anticipated production.
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine.
The show is directed by Terry Gilliam; co-directed choreographed by Leah Hausman; designed by Jon Bausor; costume designer Antony McDonald; video designer Will Duke; sound designer Paul Groothuis; and casting director David Grindrod.
Terry Gilliam was part of the Monty Python Flying Circus phenomenon. In 2009, he was presented with the BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award for a film career which has included directing Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, Time Bandits, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the Oscar-winning The Fisher King. He has also directed The Damnation of Faust and Benvenuto Cellini for English National Opera.
Reviews of Into The Woods
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