News archive December 2002

Into the Woods

11 December 2002

The appeal of a fairytale must surely lie not only in the saccharine sweet capsule of the pill of morality, but also the rather black and unpleasant contents of deceit, betrayal and murder. Russell Matcham's production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's 1987 fairytale-derived musical Into the Woods explored these contrary perspectives in a multiplicity of ways. The musical itself bifurcates at the interval and moves away from the traditional fairy-tale sequence in which right triumphs over wrong and instead explores the personal  > more

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