Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim is a sleek and sexy beast of a musical. It is in turn moody and magical, witty and wise.
Into the Woods provides the kind of intellectual and emotional satisfaction, and the kind of exhilarating theatrical experience that you would expect from Stephen Sondheim, the creator of musical masterpieces such as Sweeney Todd and West Side Story.
Follow the trials and adventures of a collection of well-known fairy-tale characters from Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Red Riding Hood as they all go into the deep, dark woods on separate quests, and their paths cross and intersect with sometimes amusing, sometimes alarming results.
Don’t be deceived: Into the Woods is not a play for children!
This is a wicked and wonderful cautionary fairy tale for adults that will delight you and haunt you. It is all about what it is to be human; to long for something other, to wish for something more than what you have, to deal with the inevitable loss and the terrible beauty that this journey through the world offers us.
It has all the allure of the fairy tale, the mystery, the whimsy. And it tells of love, loss, desire, hope… and revenge… With its roots deeply planted in old folk tales, it offers a rich harvest of ideas. It also has a dazzling score with ravishing melody and seductive rhythms. It also boasts one of the cleverest, most complex set of lyrics ever written for musical theatre.
This is Sondheim at his very best; a very rare opportunity to revel in his wisdom and originality.
“This truly dazzling production of Stephen Sondheim’s wise, warm, wacky and witty Into the Woods is a triumph!” -Billy Suter, The Mercury
“If you love good theatre, then do yourselves a favour and watch KickstArt’s Into The Woods. It’s the perfect wish come true.” – Estelle Sinkins, The Witness
WHAT, WHERE & WHEN: Into The Woods runs at Pieter Toerien’s Theatre On The Bay Link Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005 from 30 January until 02 March.
TICKETS: from R175 to R375 and can be purchased from Computicket or (021) 438-3300
PHOTO: Graeme Wicks as Jack, Jessica Sole as The Baker’s Wife and Earl Gregory as The Baker in Stephen Sondheim’s cautionary adult tale “Into The Woods”, directed by Steven Stead. Jesse Kramer (c)
Pieter Toerien and Kickstart present Stephen Sondheim’s
Into the Woods
Directed by Steven Stead
Designed by Greg King
Costume designs by Neil Harris
Lighting by Tina le Roux
Musical Supervision by Drew Rienstra
Kate Norrington as The Witch
Earl Gregory as The Baker
Zak Hendricks as The Wolf / Cinderella’s Prince
Jessica Sole as The Baker’s Wife
Haylea Heyns as Cinderella
Michael Richard as The Narrator / The Mysterious Man
Graham Wicks as Jack
Candice Van Litsenborgh as Jack’s Mother
Dianne Simpson as Cinderella’s Stepmother / Granny
Nathan Kruger as Rapunzel’s Prince
LJ Neilson as Rapunzel
Schoeman Smit as The Steward
Ashleigh Harvey as Lucinda
Sarah Richard as Florinda
Megan Rigby as Little Red Riding Hood