Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim

Into the Woods

Stephen Sondheim
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Directed by Timothy Sheader

Into the Woods takes the stories of the Brothers Grimm and gives them a dark and humorous twist.

The popular tales of Red Ridinghood, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Cinderella and Rapunzel are interwoven with that of the Baker and his Wife. However this re-telling goes beyond 'happily ever after' as the characters find themselves in unfamiliar circumstances.

Production duration: 2 hrs 33 min

Cast & creative team


  • Woodsman
    Marc Antolin
  • Grandmother
    Valda Aviks
  • Mysterious Man
    Billy Boyle
  • Cinderella's Stepmother
    Gaye Brown
  • Snow White/Harp
    Sophie Caton
  • Jack's Mother
    Marilyn Cutts
  • Rapunzel
    Alice Fearn
  • Cinderella
    Helen Dalimore
  • Voice of The Giant
    Judi Dench
  • Steward
    Mark Goldthorp
  • Lucinda
    Amy Griffiths
  • Baker
    Mark Hadfield
  • Narrator
    Eddie Manning
  • Florinda
    Amy Ellen Richardson
  • Little Red Ridinghood
    Beverly Rudd
  • Baker's Wife
    Jenna Russell
  • Jack
    Ben Stott
  • Cast
    Joshua Swinney
  • Rapunzel's Prince
    Simon Thomas
  • The Witch
    Hannah Waddingham
  • Cinderella's Mother
    Gemma Wardle
  • Wolf/Cinderella's Prince
    Michael Xavier


  • Stephen Sondheim
    Music and Lyrics
  • Timothy Sheader
  • James Lapine
  • Liam Steel
    Co-Director And Movement Director
  • Soutra Gilmour
  • Gareth Valentine
    Musical Director
  • Jon Clark
    Lighting Designer
  • Chris Walker
  • Mike Walker
    Sound Designer
  • Luke Sheppard
    Assistant Director