This Christmas we're delighted to present the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical...
"Into the woods, It's time to go. I hate to leave, I have to, though..."
On the outskirts of the city lies a fantastical forest where curses are reversed and wishes can come true. In the shadows of the trees something magical, fanciful and strange is happening, but wishes are dangerous beasts to manage.
Our story begins in a clearing not far from you... a Baker and his wife dream of a child, a flash of red captivates a tall, furry stranger and a girl with golden slippers is on the run. Each has a journey to make, a different path to take but are they certain it's the right direction?
In this fairy-tale adventure it's too late to turn back... so why not explore what brings you Into The Woods this Christmas!
An enchanting musical masterpiece, filled to the brim with a feast of fabled characters. Associate Artistic Director Matthew Xia makes his Royal Exchange Theatre debut with a contemporary vision of Sondheim's multiple Tony Award-winning show.
"This truly sublime musical explores the relationship between parents and children; desire; greed and how a community reacts to catastrophe. I'm interested in our contemporary connection to this enchanted woodland. I've assembled a world-class team and we're inviting you into a magical forest, right here – in the middle of Manchester." Matthew Xia
Originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine. Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.
VENUE: The Theatre
PERFORMANCE DATES: Saturday 5 December 2015 - Saturday 16 January 2016
Monday – Saturday evenings, 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday matinees, 2.30pm
Sunday 20 December, 2.30pm
Sunday 27 December, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 3 January, 2.30pm
Sunday 10 January, 2.30pm
Relaxed Performance: Tuesday 12 January, 2.30pm. More Information
Standard Tickets from £16
Half Price Previews from £8
Banquette tickets: £10
BOOK TICKETS: Box Office: 0161 833 9833 / online
AGE GUIDANCE: 10+
RUNNING TIME: Approx. 3 hours, which includes 1 interval of 20 minutes
MUSIC & LYRICS BY Stephen Sondheim
BOOK BY James Lapine
DIRECTOR Matthew Xia
DESIGNER Jenny Tiramani
LIGHTING DESIGNER Ciarán Cunningham
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Sean Green
MUSICAL SUPERVISOR Julian Kelly
CHOREOGRAPHER Jason Pennycooke
ILLUSIONS Chris Fisher
BACKSTAGE TOURS: Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 December, Wednesday 6 & Friday 8 January, 11am. Public tours cost £5 per person and can be booked via the Box Office on 0161 833 9833. More information.
AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION: Thursday 7 January after 7.30pm performance. More information.
INTRODUCING WORKSHOP: Pre-show, talk-based introductions to each play and production, for up to 100 people. Thursday 17 December 10.30am - 12pm. Tickets £6 per session / £4 concession. Book via 0161 833 9833 (individuals) or 0161 615 6702 (schools and groups) or online. More information
RELAXED PERFORMANCE: Tuesday 12 January, 2.30pm. Relaxed performances are specifically designed to welcome everyone who will benefit from a more relaxed environment in which to watch a show. This includes people with autism spectrum disorder, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability. More Information & Book Tickets. Click here (or on the image) to view our Visual Guide.
THEATRE CAFE: Thursday 7 January, 11am - 12.30pm. A monthly conversation group for everyone over 18. Tickets £3. Book online. More information
UNLOCK...: Thursday 7 January, 5pm - 7pm. A practical workshop to find out more about the play in production. Tickets £6?£4 Book online. More information
EXPLORE WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS Stimulating workshops tailored specifically to help your students explore this production. Explore workshops can take place at your school as well as at the theatre. Contact email@example.com for more info
AUDIO-DESCRIBED: Saturday 9 January, 2.30pm
BSL-INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE: Tuesday 12 January, 7.30pm Interpreter: Karl Llorca
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: Tuesday 5 January, 7.30pm
RELAXED PERFORMANCE: Tuesday 12 January, 2.30pm. More Information
Click here for more information about our accessible performances
Narrator/ Mysterious Man
Little Red Ridinghood
Cinderella's Stepmother/ Grandmother
With the voice of
Wolf/ Cinderella's Prince
Amy Ellen Richardson