The show casts a new light on stories that, at first, appear familiar: a servant girl dreams of attending a ball; a boy exchanges his cow for five magic beans; a little girl in a red cape falls prey to a fiendish wolf; a childless baker and his wife suffer under a witch’s curse.
As their stories intertwine, the question is asked: can anyone be sure that what they wish is what they want? And is it really possible to live happily ever after? This student-helmed production, the first of its kind at the RNCM, presents the show in an inventive and inspiring way.
A versatile actor-musician ensemble drawn from across the college not only create the story and characters but also provide their own musical accompaniment. Into The Woods is directed by Rebecca Lea and Jonathan Ainscough with musical direction by Michael Betteridge, set design by Katherine Wilde and Philip Edwards' lighting design.
Into The Woods is being performed with permission by Josef Weinberger Ltd at runs at the RNCM from 16 -19 February.