Casting has been announced for Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Musical Into The Woods which comes to the Cockpit Theatre in May 2018.
All Star Productions and Trilby Productions are bringing Into The Woods to The Cockpit Theatre complete with a 21st Century twist this May. The production will see the cast of seventeen based on characters from modern-day Britain.
Into the Woods stars Jordan Michael Todd (Mad on Her, The Arts Theatre; Pippin, Southwark Playhouse) as the narrator. Director Tim McArthur, whose roles have ranged from As You Like It to Assassins at Pleasance Theatre, will take on the role as the Baker alongside Jo Wickham (winner of the Break A Leg award for best comedic performance in The Comedy of Errors at the Red Lion, Barnes) who reprises her role as the Baker’s Wife. Michele Moran (Les Enfants Terribles’ Alice’s Adventures Underground; Beyond the Fence, The Arts Theatre) will play the Witch who sends them into the woods to reverse the spell put upon them.
Having performed in the original cast of Into the Woods at the Phoenix Theatre, Mary Lincoln (La Traviata, Donmar Warehouse; Where’s Charley, Regent’s Park) stars as Cinderella’s evil Stepmother straight from TOWIE, with Abigail Carter-Simpson(Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Upstairs at The Gatehouse; Ushers: FOH Musical, Charing Cross Theatre) playing Cinderella. Joining this fairy tale cast is Florence Odumosu(Much Ado About Nothing, Waterloo East Theatre; Shy Tory, The Other Palace) as Little Red Riding Hood, Madeleine MacMahon – (A Super Happy Story (About feeling Super Sad), Edinburgh; Kings, New Diorama) and Jamie O’Donnell (Open Door Sharing, Pleasance Theatre). From the Jeremy Kyle Show to the Royal Wedding, this contemporary revival is complete with a drugusing Rapunzel played by Louise Olley and a paedophile Wolf played by Ashley Daniels (The Producers, International Tour; Annie Get Your Gun, Union Theatre).
The cast also includes Francesca Pim (Salad Days, Union Theatre), Jonathan Wadey(The Frogs, Jermyn Street Theatre; Natural Affection, Jermyn Street Theatre), Michael Duke (Beautiful: Carole King Musical, Aldwych Theatre; The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre) David Pendlebury (The Producers, International Tour, China), Christina Thornton(Evita, The Prince Edward; Windy City, The Victoria Palace) and Macey Cherrett (Dick Whittington, Cochrane Theatre).
Into The Woods is directed by Tim McArthur, musical direction by Aaron Clingham, assistant musical staging – Nicola Martin, set design by Joana Dias, costume design by Stewart Charlesworth, lighting design by Vittorio Verta, sound design by Gavin Hales, and orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick.
Into The Woods runs at The Cockpit Theatre from 23 May – 24 June 2018