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Award winning musical comes to theatre

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury entertainment | Published:

Theatre-goers will be getting ready to venture Into the Woods as the award winning musical gets set to hit the stage next week.

The cast from Get Your Wigle On

Following runs in the West End and Broadway, a major Disney film and multiple cast recordings Get Your Wigle On’s adult musical theatre group is bringing the musical to Shrewsbury.

Into the Woods was created by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim.

The story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

It’s the latest offering by the Wigles, who have previously put on a number of productions including Grease, Cats, Hairspray and Footloose.

The company of local performers have been working hard at rehearsals in their Shrewsbury studio to bring the music and lyrics to life.

Robyn Marsh plays The Witch, a role made famous by Meryl Streep in the Disney film. She said: "This is a huge role and I couldn’t be more honoured to take on such a complex character. The music is truly beautiful and all of the cast have had a great time bringing this show to life."

Michelle Hicken takes on the role of Bakers Wife after previously playing roles including Nancy in Oliver! and Regina in last year's Rock of Ages. "I am delighted to be able to perform in a musical that is so thought provoking with so many fantastic messages. The whole team are really working so hard together to create something to be very proud of."

Into the Woods is on from Thursday to Saturday with performances nightly at 7.30pm and an additional Matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday. Tickets available from www.theatresevern.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01743 281281.

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman
@shroptod

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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