Into the Woods
About Into the Woods
Grimm’s traditional fairy story characters are reimagined, inspired by reality TV and soaps. They reference everything from the Jeremy Kyle Show to the Royal wedding. Look out for a cocaine-snorting Rapunzel, a paedophile Wolf and an evil stepmother straight from Towie. And Act 1 may seem like a happy ending, but Act 2 has a serious surprise in store…..
Receiving 4 and 5 star reviews when this production first appeared 4 years ago, audiences loved the way it maintained the integrity of the music, the storytelling and underlying themes but also how Sondheim’s fairytale mash up suddenly became directly relevant to a modern audience.
A stunning ensemble of 17 cast members with a 5 piece band will enthral you as they bring to life the intimate and exciting in-the-round theatre space at The Cockpit, Marylebone, where you will feel as if you are right in the middle of the forest. Well-known fairy tales interweave to create a magical and often unpredictable world, full of both comedy and tragedy.