Into the Woods (2010)

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapin

This production was staged at the Open Air Theatre in 2010, which marked Stephen Sondheim's 80th Birthday. Into the Woods takes the stories of the Brothers Grimm and gives them a dark and humorous twist. The Open Air Theatre creative team used the magical, natural surroundings of the theatre to bring the fairy stories to life. At the time it became the highest grossing production in the history of the theatre, and earnt two Olivier Award nominations, winning Best Musical Revival. In 2012, Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel re-directed the production in Central Park, New York.
Into the Woods (2010)
Photo: Catherine Ashmore

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The Guardian

"Soutra Gilmour's design... brilliantly exploits the sinister beauty of the outdoor setting" "A dazzling revival"

The Independent

"Into the Woods goes virtually site-specific with this sharp, spirited revival..."

The Times

"Ravishing theatrical storytelling... Timothy Sheader's glorious production is spellbinding" "There's more enchantment here than in a whole bag of magic beans"