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THREE SEXY WOMEN AND A EVEN SEXIER DEVIL!!!
Witches of Eastwick
Member Name: KELLY170980
Witches of Eastwick
Advantages: Witty, charming and very sexy.
Disadvantages: none i can think of
I went to see Marti Pellow star in the Witches of Eastwick at the Derngate Royal in Northampton last year and I would highly recommend this show to all, whether you are a fan of the film, book or a fan of Marti Pellow, which I was none of them, but I still thoroughly enjoyed this show.
This show is based on the novel by John Updike and the Warner Brothers Motion Picture starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Phieffer, Susan Surandon and Cher to mention just a few.
The story is about three singleton women, whom live in a small town in America called Eastwick. And living in one of these small stepford style towns, there is a definite shortage of eligible men.
Anyway one night after a few drinks they wish for a sexy man to hit their town, and unknown to them, the laws of the universe grant their wish and this is where we see the entrance of Darryl Van Horne. He certainly hits the town with a bang and makes a huge impression on the three women with his voodoo and devilish charm.
He then proceeds to woo and have relations with all three women, but he also makes them empower themselves as women and also lifts them from the slumps of single life.
Living in such a small town though this creates a stir, and tongues start wagging especially with one of local women, Felicity, whom makes it her duty to try and get rid of Mr Horne.
Let's just say Darryl Van Horne has a very strange effect on all the women but also the rest of the town's locals, and proceeds to charm them all.
I do not want to give away too much especially for those whom have not watched the film and read the book, but I can promise you that this devilish show is packed with sexiness, magic and just great fun.
Main characters of the show
Darryl Van Horne - Marti Pellow
Alexandra - Ria Jones
Sukie - Rebbecca Thornhill
Jane - Poppy Tierney
Felicia - Rachael Izen
Clyde - James Graeme
When the show started, I was firstly struck with the beautiful costumes and the opening scenes with the chorus of the show were fantastic.
Then when Darryl Van Horne (Marti Pellow) got onto the stage well, all I can say is the women went mad ..... it was so funny watching the husbands and boyfriends just putting their heads in their hands while their wives were screaming and nearly throwing their knickers on the stage.... I can remember thinking "he's not that nice".
But by the end of the show, I'm not ashamed to admit, I could defiantly see the appeal. His portrayal of Darryl Van Horne was brilliant, the accent, the sexual chemistry on stage, the way he interacted with the audience was just brilliant and the hip thrusting was okay too. Friends of mine who saw him in Chicago aswell said they were very impressed with his abilities and he has a great stage presence.
The music throughout was brilliant, I think everyone's favourite tended to be "Dance with the devil" when we left, most people were singing or humming it as they returned to their cars.
My other favourite part of this show, was the costumes, they were in such bright and vibrant colours, and absolutly beautiful.
I think my favorites were when the Sukie, Jane and Alex were singing under the moon in the most gorgoeus bright red dresses, all slightly different designs to suit each women, but they were so nice, I wanted to own one myself. Also Marti Pellow's purple suit was fantastic, can not see it suiting many men on a saturday night on the tiles, but he just looked fantastic in it, although he looked equally attractive out of it, as there was one scene where he comes on to the stage in a crisp white shirt half done up and his boxers, god im blushing just thinking about it.
I would highly recommend this show, it's a great show and a really great night out, and so if I was you I'd go and check out the "Devil"!! you will not regret it.
I think at the moment there are a few show dates left that being
Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 April
Royal Centre Theatre Square Nottingham
Box Office 0115 989 5555
Monday 20 - Saturday 25 April
Wales Millennium Centre Bute Place Cardiff
Box Office 98799 402000
Tuesday 27 April - Saturday 9 May
King's Theatre 297 Bath Street Glasgow
Box Office 0870 060 6648
Our tickets were approx 31 pounds each at the Derngate, but I think it depends on which seats and what dates and times you are attending, as my friend grabbed tickets for about 25 pounds.
***Additional infomation for those of you whom are interested ***
Kay Magson CDG
William D. Brohn
Chris Egan and Christopher Jahnke
Well this was my first theatre review, so I really hope this is ok, but any constructive feedback would be great.
Summary: great show packed with sexiness, fun and magic.
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