Into the Woods
Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Essex Police Headquarters

  • Full Price: From £5
  • Concession: From £5
  • Member Price: From £5

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THIS EVENT IS ON THE SECOND FLOOR WITH LIMITED LIFT ACCESS. An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch ... who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale. When the Baker and his wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the witch next door, they embark on a quest for several special objects (a cow as white as milk...a cape as red as blood... hair as yellow as corn... a slipper as pure as gold) in the hope that they will break the spell. They swindle and lie to steal from Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack (you know him, he’s the one who climbed the beanstalk). As everyone's wishes are granted, their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results and they all have to deal with the consequences. It takes a while before they realize that they have to act altogether in order to succeed in their plans. Thus, what begins as a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children. There’s fabulous music and colourful characters in this adaption of many familiar fairytales – stories that you will know so well - but you may not know what happened after the “Happily Ever After”……….


Over 60 and under 16


Essex Police Musical Society

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