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Into The Woods 2022 production

Into The Woods musical to be revived in the UK in 2022

Finally, there is an upcoming revival of the late theatre giant Stephen Sondheim’s internationally acclaimed musical Into The Woods. The revival was previously set to run at London’s Old Vic Theatre but was sadly cancelled. However, the production will be heading to Theatre Royal Bath for a limited season. It will open on 19 August to 10 September 2022 and further plans are yet to be confirmed. But we are staying hopeful that an Into the Woods London run is on the cards.

About Into The Woods

Into The Woods is one of the most famous musicals of today; having premiered in 1986 and retelling fairy tales, it remains ever relevant today. The musical first came to the UK in 1990 where it had its West End premiere at London’s Phoenix Theatre. Into The Woods had a major UK production in 2010 with the award-winning run at London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and last had a UK production in 2016 at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The 2022 revival will come to life at Theatre Royal Bath for a four-week run this Summer.

Into The Woods cast and creative team

Into The Woods has music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine. The upcoming production, co-produced with Scenario Two, will have co-direction by Terry Gilliam with co-direction and choreography by Leah Hausman. There will design by Jon Bausor, costume design by Antony McDonald, video design by Will Duke, sound design by Paul Groothuis, and casting by David Grindrod.

Casting for the revival is yet to be announced.

What is Into The Woods about?

Sondheim and Lapine have put a dark and humorous twist on the Grimm Brothers beloved tales, intertwining many stories and bringing together numerous fairytale favourite characters such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and many others. The timeless musical explores what really happens when “happy ever after” is achieved.

The musical follows a baker and his wife who long for a child but learn they can’t because of a witch’s curse. They set out to break the curse, with just three nights to go before the curse becomes irreversible, heading into the mysterious woods nearby where they discover more about themselves than they ever expected.