Into The Woods – Wednesday 17 August – Saturday 10 September 2022

Theatre Royal Bath

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.

The supremely talented ensemble cast includes JULIAN BLEACH (co-creator of Olivier Award-winning Shockheaded Peter, Doctor Who, The Borgias), AUDREY BRISSON (Olivier Award nominee for Amélie, Outlander), NICOLA HUGHES (Olivier Award nominee for Fosse and Porgy and Bess), RHASHAN STONE (All About Eve, Noël Coward Theatre, Finding Alice) and ALEX YOUNG (Follies, National Theatre) alongside GILLIAN BEVAN,  JAMIE BIRKETT, NATHANAEL CAMPBELL, MARIA CONNEELY, LAUREN CONROY,  SAMUEL HOLMES, CHARLOTTE JACONELLI, HENRY JENKINSON,  MICHAEL LARCOMBE, JORDAN PARIS, FAITH PRENDERGAST, ALEXANDRA WAITE-ROBERTS, CATH WHITEFIELD, BARNEY WILKINSON AND JESSICA BARTON, ANNABELLE DENNY.

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.

A world-class creative team led by iconic stage and film director Terry Gilliam, and co-director and choreographer Leah Hausman, brings this magical tale to life. Together with designer Jon Bausor and costume designer Antony McDonald, their vision and design created the most spectacular productions ever staged at the Theatre Royal Bath.


Production photos

Production photography by Marc Brenner 2022


The Daily Mail

26 August 2022


“It’s happy ever after for Terry Gilliam’s cancelled fairy tale”

The Daily Telegraph

25th August 2022


“Terry Gilliam’s hallucinogenic take on Sondheim rises from the ashes of cancellation”

The Sunday Times

28th August 2022


“Don’t miss Terry Gilliam’s triumphant revenge on The Old Vic”

The Stage


25th August 2022

“Glossy, stylised vision”

Theatre Cat

25th August 2022


“A spiky and spectacular delight.”

Broadway World


26th August 2022

“Terry Gilliam’s giant and terrifically trippy version of Sondheim’s classic.”

The Arts Desk

26th August 2022


“Sometimes there’s a little magic in the air and strange, scary, saucy things happen when you go into the woods…”

Terry Gilliam’s hallucinogenic take on Sondheim rises from the ashes of cancellation

The Daily Telegraph
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