Woodn’t you like to see a little Sondheim on stage in Hitchin?

Into The Woods: Richard Fraser and Alice Bridges are the Prince and Cinderella

Into The Woods: Richard Fraser and Alice Bridges are the Prince and Cinderella - Credit: Archant

Why wait for Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep to get their act together?

Into The Woods at the Queen Mother Theatre: Valmais Guess and Rhiannon Gibbs

Into The Woods at the Queen Mother Theatre: Valmais Guess and Rhiannon Gibbs - Credit: Archant

A-list Hollywood names will soon be seen in a big screen version of Stephen Sondheim’s acclaimed Into The Woods, in which the master of modern musical theatre applies his art and expertise to familiar fairy-tale set-ups.

Into The Woods at the Queen Mother Theatre: Khushil Depp

Into The Woods at the Queen Mother Theatre: Khushil Depp - Credit: Archant

But you can see the show where it was meant to be seen, on stage, at Hitchin’s Queen Mother Theatre next week.

Putteridge Bury Gilbert & Sullivan Society, which draws many of its members from North Herts and stages its shows at the Woodside theatre, has chosen Sondheim and James Lapine’s magical musical as its latest challenge. The company usually performs one Gilbert & Sullivan work and one other musical a year, and was last in action with The Mikado at the same venue in April.

The curtain goes up at 7.30pm next Wednesday, October 8, when tickets come at the bargain price of £11. The run continues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (tickets £13) – call 07946 264886 or visit www.pbgsgilbertandsullivan.blogspot.co.uk for yours.

You’ll be able to get a sneak preview of the show when cast members spread the word in Hitchin town centre at noon on Saturday – catch them in Churchgate and get a flavour of what’s in store.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter