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Into the Woods – Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Returning to the Fringe from across the Atlantic, the American High School Theatre Festival take us on a journey Into the Woods. One of Sondheim’s most popular works brings all of our favourite fairytale characters together into one amusing yet confusing adventure. Accompanied by a Tony Award-winning score, the story tells of the Baker and his wife, ...

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Into the Woods – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan

Writer: James Lapine Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: James Brining Reviewer: Ruth Jepson   Mother told me never stray from the path… The path has strayed from you. Most people will know Into the Woods from the recent all-star movie, and turn up expecting tall trees, and green woodlands. It’s therefore rather surprising to walk into a set which ...

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Into The Woods – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Amy Ellen Richardson and Alex Gaumond in Into The Woods

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Original Book: James Lapine Director: Matthew Xia Reviewer: Matt Forrest   It’s Christmas time, which invariably means that across the land, Panto season is upon us. All over the country pantomimes will be in full swing, most loosely based on the fairy tales so familiar with our childhood, but imagine a production which has interwoven ...

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INTERVIEW: Alex Gaumond goes Into The Woods

Portrait of musical theatre actor Alex Gaumond

Alex Gaumond has become one of musical theatre’s most popular leading men with rôles in Queen’s We Will Rock You, Legally Blonde and Matilda. He is currently swapping the bright lights of the glittering West End for the a stint in the ever-raining surrounds of Manchester in a brand new in-the-round revival of Sondheim's Into the Woods. John Roberts went ...

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NEWS: Bernadette Peters to perform 1st UK solo show in 15 years

Portrait of Bernadette Peters

Multi-award winning musical theatre star Bernadette Peters will perform her first solo show in the UK for the first time in 15 years in June 2016. The triple Tony, double Drama Desk and Golden Globe Award winning Broadway star will return to theRoyal Festival Hall, LondononFriday 3rdJune 2016and playing her first ever date at theOpera House, ManchesteronSunday 5thJune 2016. Renowned ...

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FILM REVIEW: Into The Woods

Director: Rob Marshall Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Screenplay: James Lapine Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Disney and fairy tales go together like strawberries and cream and so a film musical that features many of the best loved fairy tale characters of all times seems a natural fit. When the musical in question though is Steven Sondheim’s Into The Woods, which ...

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Into the Woods – Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: James Lapine Director: Tim McArthur Reviewer: Stephen Bates   “Be careful of what you say, children may listen” warns Stephen Sondheim in a show which delves into the grim side of fairy tales and asks us to consider what we are telling our kids and how well we are equipping them to cope with ...

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Into the Woods – Bridewell Theatre, London

Music: Stephen Sondheim Book: James Lapine Director: Matt Gould Reviewer: Lucy Thackray Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's romp through the fairytale forest of our childhood stories (and the universal desires and disappointments of life) is an ambitious one. Ambitious for a large scale, big budget production, and even more so for SEDOS, a London-based company who are ...

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