Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Into the woods, and who can tell...what's waiting on the journey?

Another big-screen big-budget Sondheim adaptation opens at Xmas this year (after 2008's Sweeney Todd) - and its cast is quite a roll-call of beloved thesps including Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russell Beale, Annette Crosbie and Tracey Ullman(!)

Into The Woods, one of Mr Sondheim's finest, most complex (and funniest) musicals, is (remarkably) a Disney production, and was primarily made in Shepperton Studios, London.

From the trailer alone, one just knew Miss Streep was born to play The Witch...

Heaven only knows how this will compare to our experience of the stage version at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in 2010, complete with Dame Judi as The Giant and a full-scale breeze blowing the trees that complimented the atmosphere perfectly, I don't know...

...nevertheless I can't deny it - I am dying to see this one...

Into The Woods on IMDB.


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    1. It apparently gets its release on Christmas Day, which is odd - over here, we'd never get a cinema open until the day after Boxing Day... Jx

  2. It looks fab !
    I Can't wait to see it either.

    1. Needless to say, we'll have to wait till the New Year. Still, it gives us something to look forward to in January! Jx

  3. I LOATHE Disney films of late, but a film with Miss Baranski, Miss Ullman and Miss Streep just might be something I can't pass on...

    1. Miss Baranski, Miss Ullman and Miss Streep - SINGING SONDHEIM!! How could you pass?



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