Why See Into The Woods?
The Magic of Sondheim
The revival of Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's Tony-award winning musical Into The Woods is set to hit London and spread its musical magic next spring! This fairytale spectacular will take you on a journey with a variety of much-loved characters including Cinderella, Prince Charming, Little Red Riding Hood and more. You'll also experience Sondheim's most memorable show tunes including 'Children Will Listen', 'Giants In The Sky' and 'No One Is Alone'.
In 1987, Broadway welcomed Into The Woods with opened arms, winning three Tony awards including best score, book and lead actress. A few years later it landed on the West End and in 2010 the revival bagged another award. In 2014, the musical went from stage to screen where it was immortalised in a feature film starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt and James Corden.
What is Into the woods about?
Sondheim's trademark angular melodies and Lapin's witty lyrics wrap around an amalgamation of a series of Brothers Grimm tales. The Baker and his wife are at the center of the web of stories, driving the action with their deep desire to have a child. When they're visited by a local crone, she reveals she placed a curse on their family ages back and will reverse their barrenness if they acquire crucial ingredients for one of her potions. Together they set off, meeting a host of colorful and familiar characters on the way.
There's Little Red, who is trying to escape the clutches of the big bad wolf and visit her grandmother, the witch's very own daughter Rapunzel, Cinderella, who yearns to go to the King's festival, Jack, whose beanstalk heralds a very angry giant and the Princes chasing after their long lost loves.
Opening night: 16 April 2022
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