Into The Woods revival to play at The Old Vic in 2022

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A revival of Into the Woods is to play The Old Vic in 2022.

The iconic musical will run at the London venue between 16 April to 9 July 2022.


Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam and Leah Hausman will co-direct the revival with further creatives and casting to be announced.

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.

The Old Vic’s executive director Kate Varah told WhatsOnStage: “Into the Woods was something we’d been talking about for many, many years, with Matthew Warchus (artistic director) being a massive Sondheim devotee.

“He wanted to make sure we had a Sondheim show at the Old Vic at some point during his tenure. So it’s been an exciting long-running project.”

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