Wednesday 12 November 2014 to Saturday 15 November 2014 (4 performances)
at Hampton Hill Theatre, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
‘Into the Woods’ had its Broadway première in 1987, featuring a score by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It re-imagines the magical world of fairy tales as the classic stories of Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel collide with the lives of a childless baker and his wife. Sondheim and Lapine use beautiful symbolism to represent all that the Woods encompasses; sexual awakening, dark forces, knowledge and power.
YAT returns with this Tony award winning musical performed with their own unique twist. Set against a backdrop of Victoriana carnival and the creative expression of steampunk we journey into the woods to discover what can happen when all our dreams come true...
With a soundscape of soaring melodies and witty lyrics this darkly enchanting story explores life after ‘happily ever after’. After all ‘Anything can happen in the woods...’Into The Woods
by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
Book by James Lapine. Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch…who raps? They’re all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his Wife learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk). Everyone’s wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins a lively irreverent fantasy in the style of The Princess Bride becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.