Into the Woods (2010)
6 August – 11 September
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.