A revival of Into the Woods planned to play The Old Vic will now run at Theatre Royal Bath.
The iconic musical was due to run at the London venue from April 2022 but was cancelled earlier this year.
Now the production will run at Theatre Royal Bath opening 19 August 2022 and playing through to 10 September.
Co-produced by Scenario Two, Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam and Leah Hausman will co-direct the revival with choreography from Hausman, design by Jon Bausor, costume design by Antony McDonald, video design by Will Duke, sound design by Paul Groothuis and casting by David Grindrod.
Tickets go on sale from theatreroyal.org.uk on 20 December.
Scenario Two co-director John Berry told The Stage: “We are really delighted that Danny Moar at Theatre Royal Bath came in with an offer almost immediately when it was announced we weren’t doing it at the Old Vic.
“It’s a beautiful theatre and has a history of starting productions that come into the West End and this will give us the opportunity and the right environment to start the project.”
He added that the ambition was to ultimately bring the production to London.
Scenario Two co-director Anthony Lilley added: “We are thrilled that this collaboration with our new partners Theatre Royal Bath will mean that this production of Into the Woods can now finally be seen by Stephen Sondheim‘s huge UK fan base.”
Into The Woods puts a spin on the classic Brothers Grimm fairytales with music and lyrics from Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine.
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse.
Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.