Into the Woods takes the stories of the Brothers Grimm and gives them a dark and humorous twist. The popular tales of Red Ridinghood, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Cinderella and Rapunzel are interwoven with that of the Baker and his Wife and their quest to have a child. However this re-telling goes beyond 'happily ever after' as the familiar characters find themselves in unfamiliar circumstances and hopes and dreams are questioned and revisited.
The London revival opened at Regent’s Open Air Theatre to great acclaim in 2010. The production was later awarded Best Musical Revival at the Olivier Awards.
Digital Theatre, a UK based production company filmed the London production towards the end of its run.
Michael Billington for The Guardian said in his review: 'A flawed musical has been intelligently reclaimed as a late-summer night's dream that suggests fantasy is the first refuge of the psychologically damaged.'
The show is now widely available to stream online through both Amazon and BroadwayHD.