Into the Woods is set to be the first show in the refurbished Lawrence Batley Theatre

Into the Woods is set to be the first show in the refurbished Lawrence Batley Theatre

Performers of Longwood Amateur Operatic Society are keen to dive into performing again after a long wait following the Pandemic. For the past few weeks LAOS have been rehearsing to bring the first show performed in the new refurbished Lawrence Batley Theatre, Into the Woods.

Zoe Roebuck, LAOS Choreographer comments, “The show will take the audience through a journey of favourite fairy-tale characters entwined with humour and sadness – making the audience ride a rollercoaster of emotions. Performers of the show are ecstatic to be back again, breathing such life and passion into the show”. 

Into the Woods is set to be the first show in the refurbished Lawrence Batley Theatre
Into the Woods is set to be the first show in the refurbished Lawrence Batley Theatre

Following the Pandemic, many performer’s livelihoods have been affected. Sophie Patel, Marketing and Projects Executive, Huddersfield BID comments; “We at the BID are keen to support Lawrence Batley Theatre and performing arts. I am certainly looking forward to seeing this show. It is really important for the public to come together and support local talent”.

Tickets are available at the Lawrence Batley Theatre.  Into the Woods is the Tony Award-winning book and score by James Lapine and Sthephen Sondheim, taking its viewers through a timeless yet relevant piece, a rare modern classic. 

The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, with the main characters being taken from Little Red Riding Hood, Jack & the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella to name just a few. The musical is tied together by a story involving a childless Baker and his wife, and their quest to begin a family, their interaction with a Witch who has placed a curse on them, and the other storybook characters they meet during their journey.

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