Into The Woods at the Cockpit Theatre

Sunday 15 April 2018

Musicals - Off-West End - Shows

A fresh new adaptation of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, directed by Tim McArthur, boasts a 21st century twist - Cockpit Theatre from 23 May 2018.
Into The Woods

Image: The Cockpit, All Star Productions, Trilby Productions

After a sellout production in 2014 at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, All Star Productions have joined forces with Trilby Productions and The Cockpit to bring a new adaptation of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods to the stage.

The show is scheduled to run at The Cockpit from 23 May to 24 June 2018.

Directed by Tim McArthur, this contemporary revival will give the musical a 21st century twist that promises to both enchant and thrill, with characters drawn from modern day Britain.

Casting is set to be announced soon and tickets are on-sale right now.


Comically dark masterpiece of a musical where well known fairy tales interweave to create a magical world which suddenly turns upside down revealing the 'Grimm' darkness of these traditional stories.

Beware of what you wish for ...

Performed in the round, you will feel that you too are in the middle of the forest with an ensemble of 17 larger than life characters drawn from modern day Britain, complete with a cocaine-snorting Rapunzel, a paedophile Wolf and an evil stepmother straight from Towie.


Jordan Michael Todd - Narrator

Abigail Carter-Simpson - Cinderella

Jamie O'Donnell - Jack 

Tim McArthur - Baker

Jo Wickham - Bakers Wife

Mary Lincoln - Cinderella's Stepmother

Macey Cherrett - Florinda

Francesca Pim - Lucinda

Madeleine MacMahon - Jack's Mother

Florence Odumosu - Little Red Ridinghood

Michele Moran - Witch

Christina Thornton - Cinderella's Mother, Granny, Giant 

Ashley Daniels - Cinderella's Prince / Wolf

Louise Olley - Rapunzel 

Jonathan Wadey - Mysterious Man 

Michael Duke - Rapunzel Prince 

David Pendlebury - Steward 


Author: James Lapine (book)
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Director: Tim McArthur
Set designer: Joana Dias
Costume designer: Stewart Charlesworth
Musical direction: Aaron Clingham
Lighting: Vittorio Verta
Sound: Gavin Hales
Production: Andrew Yon for All Star Productions, Katherine Ives for Trilby Productions and The Cockpit


Cockpit Theatre
Gateforth Street


From: Wednesday 23 May 2018

Closed: Sunday 24 June 2018


Previews: Early-bird tickets £12

Standard: £24.00 (£26.00 on the door)

Concessions: £20; students £15


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Into The Woods

Stephen Sondheim

All Star Productions

Into the Woods - Wikipedia

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