It’s time to revisit the work of Stephen Sondheim once again as his famous musical Into The Woods heads to the Menier Chocolate Factory from July 2016. With a run that takes it through the summer months it will be the perfect opportunity to experience the wonderful music penned by Sondheim himself as well as the book by James Lapine, with some fantastic performers taking to the stage.
The show is presented by the Fiasco Theatre Company, who will be putting a new spin on the classic text, which tells a story mixing numerous fairytales plucked from the pages of the Brother Grimm. So during the course of the show you will meet many well known characters from some iconic tales like Jack And The Beanstalk, Cinderella and more. Songs include Children Will Listen, Into The Woods, Maybe They’re Magic, No-One Is Alone and Once Upon A Time, amongst others.
For those wanting the true American experience for the production they will be happy to know that the original cast from the US run will be taking on the key roles. It will be like stepping back to the mid 1980s when the musical was first seen.
The acclaimed, award-winning Stephen Sondheim is perhaps one of the biggest names in musical theatre alongside the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh. The American composer and lyricist has been behind some of the best known musicals of all time, with Into The Woods emerging in the mid-1980s during the era in which he worked on the likes of Assassins, Sunday In The Park With George, Merrily We Roll Along and Sweeney Todd, amongst others.
More recently, audiences have enjoyed the likes of Road Show and the 2014 film version of Into The Woods with names like James Corden and Johnny Depp.
Now the production returns to London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, a venue that regularly stages productions that eventually go on to have West End success as well, including 2016’s The Truth, which played there before transferring to the Wyndham’s Theatre. Past successes also include Funny Girl and La Cage Aux Folles.
Into The Woods opens at the Menier Chocolate Factory on Tuesday 12th July 2016 (previews from Friday 1st July 2016).
|Booking From:||Thursday, 1st September 2016|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 17th September 2016|
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