Into the woods – 2nd March

Pieter Toerien and Kickstart present Stephen Sondheim’s

 Into the Woods

Directed by Steven Stead

Designed by Greg King

Costume designs by Neil Harris

Lighting by Tina le Roux

Musical Supervision by Drew Rienstra

Starring:

Kate Normington as The Witch

Earl Gregory as The Baker

Zak Hendricks as The Wolf / Cinderella’s Prince

Jessica Sole as The Baker’s Wife

Haylea Heyns as Cinderella

Michael Richard as The Narrator / The Mysterious Man

Graham Wicks as Jack

Candice Van Litsenborgh as Jack’s Mother

Dianne Simpson as Cinderella’s Stepmother / Granny

Nathan Kruger as Rapunzel’s Prince

LJ Neilson as Rapunzel

Schoeman Smit as The Steward

Ashleigh Harvey as Lucinda

Sarah Richard as Florinda

Megan Rigby as Little Red Riding Hood

Into the Woods is a sleek and sexy beast of a musical. It is in turn moody and magical, witty and wise.

It provides the kind of intellectual and emotional satisfaction, and the kind of exhilarating theatrical experience that you would expect from Stephen Sondheim, the creator of musical masterpieces such as Sweeney Todd and West Side Story.

Follow the trials and adventures of a collection of well-known fairy-tale characters from Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Red Riding Hood as they all go into the deep, dark woods on separate quests, and their paths cross and intersect with sometimes amusing, sometimes alarming results.

Don’t be deceived: this is not a play for children! This is a wicked and wonderful cautiona

ry fairy tale for adults that will delight you and haunt you. It is all about what it is to be human; to long for something other, to wish for something more than what you have, to deal with the inevitable loss and the terrible beauty that this journey through the world offers us.

It has all the allure of the fairy tale, the mystery, the whimsy. And it tells of love, loss, desire, hope… and revenge… With its roots deeply planted in old folk tales, it offers a rich harvest of ideas. It also has a dazzling score with ravishing melody and seductive rhythms. It also boasts one of the cleverest, most complex set of lyrics ever written for musical theatre.

This is Sondheim at his very best; a very rare opportunity to revel in his wisdom and originality.

Productions of this kind only appear once in a blue moon!

Reviews

 

“This truly dazzling production of Stephen Sondheim’s wise, warm, wacky and witty Into the Woods is a triumph!” -Billy Suter, The Mercury

 

“If you love good theatre, then do yourselves a favour and watch KickstArt’s Into The Woods. It’s the perfect wish come true.” –  Estelle Sinkins, The Witness

Let us go into the woods… “where witches can be right, giants can be good. You decide what’s right. You decide what’s good…”

Be spellbound by this delicious tale – book your seats today!

Into The Woods runs at Pieter Toerien’s Theatre On The Bay until 02 March.

Tickets range from R175 to R375 and can be purchased from computicket.com or (021) 438-3300

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