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Main House

Into The Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine; Co-Directed by Terry Gilliam and Leah Hausman
  • 19 August - 10 September
Into The Woods

Event Information

Evenings 7.30pm
Matinees Sat 27 Aug, Thurs 1, Sat 3, Thurs 8 & Sat 10 Sept 2.30pm
Press Night Thurs 25 Aug 7.30pm

Fri 19 Aug — Sat 10 Sep

This imaginative and delightfully playful new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods arrives as a timely celebration of the late composer’s remarkable impact on musical theatre. 

It features a world-class creative team and award-winning cast led by iconic stage and film director, Terry Gilliam, and co-director and choreographer, Leah Hausman.  

Be among the first to see it right here in Bath as it begins its journey to the West End!

In this production, a young girl playing with her grandfather’s toy theatre imagines an upside down, fairy tale world.  A baker and his wife must set out to reverse a curse which has left them childless and hunt down four magical items to lift the spell. On the way, they meet Little Red Riding Hood (plus a captivating Wolf), Rapunzel and Cinderella, charming Princes (and the obligatory, less charming, Stepsisters), Jack (he of beanstalk fame) and, of course, a Witch.

This much-loved masterpiece combines some of our best-known folk tales into a captivating musical treat.  Into the Woods is about the stories we tell, the paths we take and the lessons we pass on. Expect giants, a cow, hair, towers, a Royal ball, magic beans and more hair in this brilliantly one-of-a-kind theatrical adventure!

 The question is, do the characters, who turn out not to be as simple as they seem, actually deserve to live happily ever after? In fact, is that even possible? 

One of the most famous musicals of the modern era and the winner of multiple Tony and Olivier Awards, Into The Woods was recently adapted into a major film starring Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, James Corden, Emily Blunt and Anna Kendrick.

Friday 19 August – Saturday 10 September 2022

Evenings 7.30pm
Matinees Sat 27 Aug, Thurs 1, Sat 3, Thurs 8 & Sat 10 Sept 2.30pm
Press Night Thurs 25 Aug 7.30pm

Presented by Scenario Two and Theatre Royal Bath Productions, this eagerly anticipated production of INTO THE WOODS brings together a world-class, multi award-winning creative team including iconic stage and film  director Terry Gilliam, co-director and choreographer Leah Hausman, designer  Jon Bausor, costume designer Antony McDonald, video designer Will Duke, sound designer Paul Groothuis, and casting director David Grindrod.

Terry Gilliam is the surreal director and artist behind the iconic imagery of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. As a legendary film director, he is the recipient of a BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award for a career which has included Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Brothers Grimm, Brazil, Time Bandits, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the Oscar-winning The Fisher King. He also directed the English National Opera’s acclaimed productions of The Damnation of Faust and Benvenuto Cellini.

Leah Hausman has choreographed extensively all over the world including for the Royal Opera House, where her credits have included Rigoletto, Die Zauberflöte, Le nozze di Figaro, Aida, Les Troyens and Elektra. She collaborated with Terry Gilliam on The Damnation of Faust and Benvenuto Cellini at The London Coliseum, and has also worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, The Old Vic, Chichester Festival, the Royal Court and many others. 

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Standby tickets and standing spaces are currently unavailable

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