Into the Woods weaves together our favourite fairy tale characters into an unexpectedly dark and twisted adventure. A witch has placed a curse on a baker and his wife, forcing them to venture into the forest to find the items to reverse the spell. They soon meet a host of familiar characters - from Cinderella to Little Red Riding Hood – each of whom are on a desperate quest to find their very own ‘happily ever after’.
Stephen Sondheim’s toe-tapping music and witty lyrics, combined with James Lapine’s enchanting book, will have you captivated - through startling twists and turns - to the bitter end. Thought-provoking and gripping, this musical will leave you questioning the very nature of fairy tales: are our wishes really worth wishing for? Will finding that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow really bring eternal happiness?
RicNic is a unique theatre company made up entirely of 16-21 year olds - from production team, to cast, to band and backstage; a social enterprise that gives young people the opportunity to really run the show. Having enjoyed sell-out performances in Winchester since 2004, and Oxford since 2012, this is the first RicNic show to be performed in London.