Scenario Two and Theatre Royal Bath Productions have announced casting for the brand new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine‘s much loved musical masterpiece, INTO THE WOODS, which runs at Theatre Royal Bath from 19 August to 10 September 2022.
Co-directed by Terry Gilliam and Leah Hausman, the production will star Olivier Award-winner Julian Bleach as Mysterious Man, Olivier Award-nominee Audrey Brisson as Cinderella, Olivier Award-nominee Nicola Hughes as the Witch, Rhashan Stone as the Baker, and Alex Young as the Baker’s Wife.
They will be joined by Gillian Bevan as Jack’s mother, Nathanael Campbell as the Wolf / the Prince, Maria Conneely, who will make her musical theatre debut as Rapunzel, Lauren Conroy, who will make her professional stage debut as Little Red Riding Hood, Phoebe Fildes as Lucinda, Samuel Holmes as the Steward, Charlotte Jaconelli as Florinda, Henry Jenkinson, making his UK theatre debut as the Prince, and Barney Wilkinson as Jack.
In this production, the story unfolds through the inquisitive eyes of a young girl playing with a Victorian toy theatre. Once upon a time in this enchanted world, a baker and his wife set out to reverse the curse which has left them childless. Along the way, they meet Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and her stepsisters, two charming Princes, Jack (of beanstalk fame) and, of course, a Witch! In the end, this brilliantly one-of-a-kind musical is about the stories we tell, the paths we take and the lessons we pass on.
The world-class creative team includes director Terry Gilliam, co-director and choreographer Leah Hausman, music director Stephen Higgins, designer Jon Bausor, costume designer Antony McDonald, lighting designer Mark Henderson, video designer Will Duke, sound designer Paul Groothuis, and casting director David Grindrod.