The Witches Of Eastwick

Tuesday 25th February 2014 to Saturday 1st March 2014
Hertford Theatre
by John Updike
adapted by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe
Directed by John Hebden
Musical Director: Adam Baum
Choreographer: Chris Cuming
Photos by Steve Beeston

The Witches of Eastwick is a musical based on the novel of the same name by John Updike. It was adapted by John Dempsey (lyrics and book) and Dana P. Rowe (music), and produced by Cameron Mackintosh.

The story is based around three female protagonists, the 'Witches' Alexandra Spofford, Jane Smart, and Sukie Rougemont. Frustrated and bored by their mundane lives in the town of Eastwick, a shared longing and desire for "all manner of man in one man" comes to life in the form of a charismatic stranger, a devil-like character, Darryl Van Horne. Seducing each of the women in turn Darryl teaches them how to further expand the powers locked within, though their new unorthodox lifestyle scandalizes the town. As these powers become more sinister and events spiral out of control, the women come to realise that Darryl's influence is corrupting everyone he comes into contact with and resolve to use their new-found strength to exile him from their lives.


Darryl Van HorneSimon Latter
Alexandra SpoffordSam Stringle
Jane SmartPhillipa Christer
Sukie RougemontSarah Lodge
Felicia GabrielDiane Carr
Jennifer GabrielHannah Webb
Michael SpoffordSimeon Munro
Clyde GabrielStephen Cooper
FidelJohn Allison
Gina MarinoNikki Milton
Joe MarinoPaul Long
Brenda ParsleyAndrea Graves
Ed ParsleyMartyn Boyd
Greta NeffLinda Budd
Raymond NeffRoger Taylor
Marge PerlyRachel Mayes
Mabel OgdenDebbie Rudgley
RebeccaMiriam Ellis
Little GirlNicky Thomas
Fanny LovecraftJenny Reynolds
Eudora BryceAlex Alma