Into The Woods, Baker / Baker’s Wife Want to know a little bit of background on the characters in the show? Here’s our interpretation of one of the characters, we like to think that everyone has a bit of an untold story… The Baker, played by Russell Fallon What kind of person are you? Oh, you know just normal like everyone else Tell us a little bit about your back story. Well, I’m an orphan who took over my dad’s business some time ago , went to Three Oaks School for the Gifted Breadmaker and just scraped through to pass. What kind of things happen to you? My wife and I (The bakers wife) have long wished for a child but after finding a way to finally lift our curse we are looking for 4 x items , in order to lift the spell put on me by an evil witch. What scares you / What excites you? What scares me most is being without a child for all my adult life and feeling like a failure to my wife. I’m excited by new wheat based products (sweet or savoury I’m not fussy). Tell us about your relationships with other characters in the show My wife and I have been married 5-6 years (not sure on the date ask her!). We started well but it’s become a little fractious recently what with the child bearing issues. But she means the world to me. Our neighbours Jack and his mother are an odd pair; Jack particularly seems somewhat attached to his cow and although we never really talk I can see his grasp on the sex of his pet maybe a little confusing for him. The Baker’s Wife, played by Hannah Wilson What kind of person are you? Caring, loving wife but frustrated not being able to conceive. I tend to wear the trousers in my relationship with my husband as I’m strong-willed, confident and assertive. All I want is for us to be a perfect family. Maybe a baby will fix my marriage? If I’m honest, my eyes can do a bit of ‘window shopping’ with a Prince around but who wouldn’t?! Tell us a little bit about your back story. Eldest of 5 girls and my parents are pretty well off. I met my future husband at the local market where I was charmed by his honest simpleness of a very sweet man, who was the trainee Baker. Not the life I expected but I truly love my husband even if he drives me mad sometimes! I’m not afraid of hard work and all I want is a baby to make my life complete. What kind of things happen to you? The witch next door comes over and says she has put a curse on our family to never have children. She does however tell us how we can lift the curse by collecting a few items. A cow as white as milk, cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn, slipper as pure as gold. You get the picture, just your everyday normal things… What scares you / What excites you? What scares me is the thought of never having a child and to lead a childless life. The woods can be creepy too. As for being excited, the thought of having a baby. (a dream come true). But also meeting a Prince? Wow that would be amazing. Tell us about your relationships with other characters in the show Cinderella: I meet her in the wood and we soon become friends. She tells me all about the ball and we dream of the Prince together however I can’t understand why Cinderella is running away from him! Little Red: A young girl in the village who is a regular in our bakery. She’s very cheeky but I like her if I’m honest and kind of feel motherly towards her as she’s a girl who feels like a daughter to me. Into the Woods is on at Hull Truck Theatre 7-11 July 2015. To book tickets call the Box Office on 01482 323638 or book online.