Alex Young and Gillian Bevan to join cast of Into The Woods
The cast for Leah Hausman and Terry Gilliam's Into The Woods has been announced, and among those named are Sondheim regulars Alex Young (currently starring in the wonderful production of Anyone Can Whistle at the Southwark Playhouse, and who played Young Sally in the National Theatre's Follies) and Gilly Bevan (who played Phyllis in the 1987 London Follies, Mrs Lovett in the West Yorkshire Playhouse's Sweeney Todd and the Witch in Into The Woods at the Manchester Royal Exchange).
Also announced are Julian Bleach (The Grinning Man), Audrey Brisson (Amélie), Nicola Hughes (Fosse) and Rhashan Stone (All About Eve), with Nathanael Campbell, Maria Conneely, Lauren Conroy, Phoebe Fildes, Samuel Holmes, Charlotte Jaconelli, Henry Jenkinson and Barney Wilkinson.
From the theatre:
This imaginative and delightfully playful new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods arrives as a timely celebration of the late composer’s remarkable impact on musical theatre.
It features a world-class creative team and award-winning cast led by iconic stage and film director, Terry Gilliam, and co-director and choreographer, Leah Hausman.
Be among the first to see it right here in Bath as it begins its journey to the West End!
In this production, a young girl playing with her grandfather’s toy theatre imagines an upside down, fairy tale world. A baker and his wife must set out to reverse a curse which has left them childless and hunt down four magical items to lift the spell. On the way, they meet Little Red Riding Hood (plus a captivating Wolf), Rapunzel and Cinderella, charming Princes (and the obligatory, less charming, Stepsisters), Jack (he of beanstalk fame) and, of course, a Witch.
This much-loved masterpiece combines some of our best-known folk tales into a captivating musical treat. Into the Woods is about the stories we tell, the paths we take and the lessons we pass on. Expect giants, a cow, hair, towers, a Royal ball, magic beans and more hair in this brilliantly one-of-a-kind theatrical adventure!
The question is, do the characters, who turn out not to be as simple as they seem, actually deserve to live happily ever after? In fact, is that even possible?
Wednesday 17 August–Saturday 10 September 2022
Matinees Sat 20 Aug, Sat 27 Aug, Thurs 1, Sat 3, Thurs 8 & Sat 10 Sept 2.30pm
Press Night Thurs 25 Aug 7.30pm
Tickets from £27