REVIEW: Witches of Eastwick Norwich Theatre Royal

The Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society bring you an all singing, all dancing version of the original comedy, based on the 1987 hit film starring Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jack Nicholson and the novel written by John Updike.

The story follows three bored, needy women, wanting to take control and have some excitement in their lives. Then along comes Darryl Van Horne, an intense lothario seeking to have his wicked way with all three.

The role of Daryl, played by Terry Boast, definitely took on more of a caricature of the character, not taking himself too seriously. He reminded me of the Grinch… which takes a lot of effort to create such a flamboyant character!

The ‘Witches’ Alex, Jane and Sukie were played by the beautiful Claire Reynolds Chandler, Kathryn White and Andrea Ferguson – their voices were stunning.

Harriet Chambers as Felicia and David Chapman as Clyde were brilliantly cast – they performed the roles perfectly and hilariously.

Keep an eye out for the little girl played by Alisha Hart, and Fidel played by Joshua Gould. Their smaller but hilarious parts in the show really made it for me. Subtle but brilliantly executed and had the whole crowd laughing.

A great bunch of very talented people, that really gave it their all!

Keep your eyes open for a couple of unexpected, magical moments too…

The show runs until Saturday. Tickets available from the box office on 01603 630000.

AMIE CROXTON

The Witches of Eastwick

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