The one concert performance of this musical is set to take place at the Sondheim Theatre on the 20th June.
This one off special concert performance of The Witches of Eastwick, which features a book and lyrics by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe, is set to be directed by Maria Friedman -with musical staging by Stephen Mear.
Based on the novel by John Updike and the Warner Brothers motion picture, the concert will see Olivier Award-winning actor Giles Terera will star as Darryl Van Horne and is the first time that the musical will be seen in London since originally played at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2000, transferring to the Prince of Wales Theatre in 2001. Tickets for this concert performance are on sale now.
The Witches of Eastwick tells the tale of the people of the little town of Eastwick. It is a town where everyone knows everything about everyone else, and it is presided over by the indomitable Felicia Gabriel. Bored with their small town lives, three women – Alexandra (Alex), Sukie, and Jane–share a desire for “all manner of man in one man” to provide excitement and variety. That man arrives, literally in a flash, in the devil-like form of Darryl Van Horne. Darryl seduces the women and teaches them powers, which they never knew they had.
While further star casting has yet to be announced, the concert is set to be produced by Jack Maple in r arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.
Talking about the news of the concert, Maria Friedman said “I’m so incredibly excited to be revisiting Eastwick after all these years. To be reunited with the fantastic Stephen Mear and to have the opportunity to bring this beloved musical back to London, and at the simply stunning Sondheim Theatre, for one night only is an absolute thrill and I can’t wait to get started.”
To book tickets for the concert performance visit: https://www.sondheimtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/the-witches-of-eastwick-in-concert