The Whitehaven Operatic Society will be staging their production of 'Into The Woods' this week. 

The show will be held over four days at The Rosehill Theatre. 

'Into the Woods' combines everyone's favourite storybook characters and brings them together for a 'darkly comic and relevant piece of musical theatre.' 

The performances will take place from November 1 until November 4, being shown at 7pm each day. 

There will also be a matinee performance at 1pm in the afternoon. 

A spokesperson said: "The Tony Award-winning book and score by the late great Stephen Sondheim are both enchanting and touching. 

"The story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella wishes to attend the King's Festival and Jack 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 spell. 

"Everyone's wish is granted but the consequence of their actions returns to haunt them later with disastrous results. 

"One of Sondheim's most popular works, it was adapted by Disney into a film in 2014. 

"However, the stage show is much darker and richly textured. 'Into The Woods' is a musically sophisticated show with many exciting challenges for our society. 

"Our cast has worked incredibly hard and can't wait to show the sheer fantastical elements of this magical world in a one-of-a-kind adventure 'Into The Woods'."

Lynne McTiffin, chair of Whitehaven Operatic Society, said: "We're absolutely delighted to be staging it, this will be the first time that this musical has been performed in West Cumbria. 

"It's a Stephen Sondheim performance and it has been a bit musically challenging but exciting. 

"We've got a great musical director and cast. So they're all excited, the rehearsals are going absolutely amazingly if not a little bit mad at times with all the characters from Little Red Riding Hood to Milky White The Cow. 

"It is going to be great and we're all looking forward to it."