In a modern world, a fairytale adventure is never far away… be careful what you wish for.
A baker and his wife desperately yearn to have a child, but have been cursed by the Witch who lives next door, thanks to the actions of the baker’s father. The only way to lift the curse is to find four obscure yet strangely familiar items – a cow as white as milk, a slipper as pure as gold, a cape as red as blood and hair as yellow as corn. With only three nights to find them before the curse becomes irreversible, the couple head deep into the mysterious nearby woods, only to discover more about themselves than they might ever have expected… and that actions have consequences, and sacrifices must be paid.
One of Stephen Sondheim’s most acclaimed works, this Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical
interweaves Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf, Cinderella, Rapunzel, two Princes (and two step-sisters), Jack, and – of course – a Witch into a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic!
Artistic Director Joseph Meighan brings a contemporary vision of Sondheim’s enchanting and touching masterpiece.
Age Guidance: 12+
Warning: This production contains scenes and depictions of murder, blood, loss, depression, infidelity and death.
It is worth noting that the characters and stories that are familiar to most audiences through the Disney films (including their own adaptation of “Into The Woods”), Pantomime, or various other fables will not be represented in the same way in this version. The musical focuses on the original Brothers Grimm versions of the stories which tend to be darker and less “happy ending” focused. Mainly for the sake of preserving the innocence of these beloved stories as younger people may know them we recommend that this production is for 12+.
“Into the Woods” is a beautiful, clever, profound, frequently funny, sometimes somber, and ultimately uplifting take on the classic Brothers Grimm fables, but it is not aimed at a Family audience.
– 5 Stars
“Absolutely outstanding – a major musical triumph for all concerned.” – Rick Bowen
Read the full review from Rick Bowen at StageStruck HERE
– 4 Stars
“A satisfyingly strong interpretation of a Sondheim classic, which beautifully portrays both the humour and musicality but emphasises the darkness at the heart of this fairy tale.”
Read the Full Review by Paul Wilcox at North West End HERE
“…this was a consummate and professionally produced musical, whose production values were exceedingly high.”
Matthew Dougall at Number9
Production Shots taken by Martin Ogden
Free Car Parking. Cosy Bar. Great Prices.
Save Money as a Friend of the Garrick
Find out how to save money, by becoming a Friend of the Garrick for as little as £20 per year.
Becoming a Friend shows your support for the theatre and can also open a whole new world for you.
If you want to get involved as a volunteer, we are always looking for new talent, any age, to work in all areas of the theatre. Whether volunteering on-stage, back-stage, front of house, in wardrobe, props, sound or lighting, or elsewhere, no experience is necessary because you will be given full training by our qualified staff.
We promise you the satisfaction of a job well done that will really surprise you, as well as promising many new friends waiting to meet you. Please pick up an Application Form from the Box Office or write to us at:
AUTUMN/WINTER SEASON 2023/24
Click on our digital brochure below. There is something for everyone!
Our box office and phonelines are open 11am-4pm and 6pm-8.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am-12pm on Saturdays.
Telephone 0161 928 1677 for box office queries, or book online.
Please keep an eye on our website for further updates and join our email mailing list to ensure that you are kept fully up to date.
We look forward to welcoming you.