Into the Woods cast update at the Linbury Studio

Into the Woods cast update at the Linbury Studio

Anna Francolini and Gary Waldhorn are to join the cast of the new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical, Into the Woods , which opens at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, 18 June 2007, following previews from 14 June, for a very limited run to 30 June 2007.

The cast, drawn from the worlds of opera and music theatre, also includes Clive Rowe (Baker),Gillian Kirkpatrick (Cinderella), Beverley Klein (Witch), Anne Reid (Jack’s Mother), Peter Caulfield (Jack), Elizabeth Brice (Cinderella’s stepmother), Martin Nelson (Cinderella’s father/Mysterious Man), Suzanne Toase (Little Red Riding Hood), Linda Hibberd (Cinderella’s Mother/Granny/Giant ), Nicholas Garrett (Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince), Nic Greenshields (Rapunzel’s Prince ), Byron Watson (Steward), Louise Bowden ( Florinda), Lara Pulver (Lucinda), Christina Haldane (Rapunze)

Anna Francolini’s (Baker’s Wife) stage credits include Metropolis Kabarett, Almost Like Being in Love and Caroline or Change (National), Merrily We Roll Along and Company (Donmar Warehouse), Six Pictures of Lee Miller (Minerva, Chichester) and The Ballad of Little Jo (Bridewell Theatre). Televison work includes Live Girls, Rome, Holby City and Jonathan Creek. Films include Topsy Turvy, The Final Curtain, The Barn and Z.

Gary Waldhorn (Narrator) is perhaps best known for his role as David Horton in The Vicar of Dibley. His many stage credits include Six Degrees of Separation (Royal Court and Comedy Theatre), Black Comedy and The Real Inspector Hound (Donmar Warehouse and West End), Mahler’s Conversion (Aldwych Theatre) plus numerous roles for the RSC including Much Ado About Nothing, and All’s Well That End’s Well. Other televison work includes Brush Strokes, Gallowglass, Lovejoy and French and Saunders. Films include Zepplin and Escape to Victory.

Into the Woods is directed by Will Tuckett, with designs and costumes by Lez Brotherston, and lighting by Tim Mitchell.

A bewitching cast of classic characters romp through a 'happy ever after' kingdon in this musical fairytale. Interweaving a mix of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, the Baker's Wife, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, in a multi-layered plot.

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