Sedos presents Into the Woods at the Bridewell Theatre
Stephen Sondheim's 1987 musical fairy-tale Into the Woods will be presented by Sedos at the Bridewell Theatre in the City of London, from 2 April to 12 April 2014.
Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine, 'Into the Woods' brings together familiar fairy tale characters such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel and throws them into a new tale that looks behind their 'happily ever after'. The musical originally opened on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre on 5 November 1987 in a production which starred Bernadette Peters and Joanna Gleason, and has since been seen all over the world. The last professional London production was at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in 2010, directed by Tim Sheader, which later transferred to the Public Theater in Central Park, New York City in 2012.
Actions have consequences. Fairy tales are not just playful stories. The woods are fearful and deep and dark, but you can’t just act — you have to listen, you have to think — and will everyone come out alive?
The Sedos production is directed by Matt Gould and features musical direction by Ryan Macaulay and choreography by Gayle Bryans. Sedos was established in 1905 and describe themselves as 'The City of London's Premier Amateur Theatre Company'. They are the resident company at the Bridewell Theatre which is situated off Fleet Street in the City of London.