Watch This to Stage Into The Woods

Watch This to Stage Into The Woods

No one is alone.

Sondheim repertory company Watch This presents Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make, Into The Woods from January 15 – 23, 2022 at Meat Market, North Melbourne.

In a small village fringed by a vast forest, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Jack (and his beanstalk) wrestle with unknown curses, untold desires and unnamed danger. There's no avoiding the dark and dissonant woods, into which they all must venture into to pursue their dreams and confront their demons.

As they bumble forth in blind pursuit of their own ends, their tales entangle and entwine until the consequences of their actions return to haunt them with disastrous results.

Inspired by Grimm Brother’s fairy tales, Into The Woods was nominated for 10 Tony Awards (including Best Original Score and Best Book) and 6 Olivier Awards in its debut seasons in New York and London, Into the Woods is Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's most famous and frequently revived work.

Collaborators, Artistic Director Melanie Hillman and Sonya Suares will co-direct. Their previous productions together include Sunday In The Park With George, which earned them a nomination for a Green Room Award for Best Direction for Music Theatre.

With a set designed by Sarah Tulloch, Into The Woods will feature an outstanding ensemble cast led by James Millar (Baker); Fiona Choi (Baker’s Wife); John O’May (Cinderella’s Father / Mysterious Man); Jackie Rees (Cinderella’s Stepmother / Granny / Giant); Nick Simpson-Deeks (Wolf / Cinderella’s Prince; Anthony Craig (Jack / Steward); Ava Madon (Cinderella); Lily Baulderstone (Little Red Ridinghood); Caitlin Spears (Rapunzel / Florinda); Raphael Wong (Rapunzel’s Prince / Lucinda) and  Jacqueline Hoy (Jack’s Mother / Cinderella’s Mother).

Watch This, Australia’s first company dedicated to performing works by legendary composer Stephen Sondheim made their debut in 2013 with Assassins, followed by Pacific Overtures, Company, Merrily We Roll Along, A Little Night Music and Sunday In The Park With George.  The company has amassed 21 Green Room nominations and two wins (for Best Supporting Actor for Adrian Li Donni, Pacific Overtures and Best Supporting Actress for Johanna Allen, A Little Night Music).


Director: Melanie Hillman & Sonya Suares

Musical Director: Trevor Jones & Ned Wright-Smith

Set Designer: Sarah Tulloch

Costume Designer: Jodi Hope

Lighting Designer: Rob Sowinski

Venue: Meat Market, 3 Blackwood St, North Melbourne

Dates: Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 January

Preview:  Saturday 15 January at 1.30pm

Opening Night: Saturday 15 January at 7.30pm

Times:  Nightly 7.30pm, Matinee 1.30pm on Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday

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