The Witches of Eastwick musical returns for one-night-only West End concert

The Witches of Eastwick musical will return to the West End for a one-night-only concert.

Based on the novel of the same name by John Updike, The Witches of Eastwick has a book and lyrics by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe.

The show, which first premiered in London in 2000, will return at the Sondheim Theatre on Monday 20 June 2022 with a special concert performance.

Maria Friedman will direct with musical staging by Stephen Mear.

John Partridge will star as Darryl Van Horne with Carrie Hope Fletcher as Sukie, Natasha J Barnes as Alexandra and Laura Pitt-Pulford as Jane. The previously announced Giles Terera and Danielle Steers are longer able to perform.

Also on the cast are Claire Moore as Felicia Gabriel, Nathan Amzi as Clyde Gabriel, Alfie Friedman as Michael Spofford and Chrissie Bhima as Jennifer Gabriel.

Completing the company are Lydia Bannister, Isabel Canning, Aoife Dunn, Christopher Howell, Emma Knudsen, Martin McCarthy, Benjamin Mundy, Emily Ooi, Joshua Robinson, Rachel Spurrell and Rafe Watts. They will be accompanied by The Guildford School of Acting (GSA) Choir.

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.

Maria Friedman, who appeared in the original cast, 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.”

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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