Into the Woods

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

Director Tim Sheader discusses his work on the award-winning production of Into the Woods and what shaped his thoughts on the piece.

Production duration: 31 min 59 sec

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    Making Theatre

    Exclusive behind-the-scenes documentaries and interiews with professinal theatre makers.

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    Dynamic study guides featuring detail on character, language, themes and context.

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    Teaching Support

    Filmed practical theatre workshops that reveal text in practice, with supporting written material.

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