Performers from Longwood Amateur Operatic Society will be the first theatre group to perform at the newly-refurbished Lawrence Batley Theatre (LBT) in Huddersfield.

After a difficult period of shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, live theatre is back and Huddersfield Business Improvement District (BID) is urging local people to support the LBT.

The society will stage Into the Woods at the theatre from September 14-18 and Sophie Patel, marketing and projects executive at Huddersfield BID, said: “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.”

The cast of Into the Woods

Into the Woods is a story of a childless baker and his wife who launch a quest to have a family. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairytales with the main characters being taken from Little Red Riding Hood, Jack & the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella to name just a few.

The show’s choreographer Zoe Roebuck said: “The show will take the audience through a journey of favourite fairytale characters entwined with humour and sadness – making the audience ride a rollercoaster of emotions.

“Our performers are ecstatic to be back again, breathing such life and passion into the show.”

The LBT is also hosting behind-the-scenes tours from September 10-19 as part of the Heritage Open Days festival.

To book for Into the Woods or the tours go to the LBT website or click HERE.