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Witches of Eastwick
Member Name: snoopy
Witches of Eastwick
Date: 27/08/00, updated on 27/08/00 (104 review reads)
Advantages: Entertaining with no "boring" bits
Disadvantages: Like all theatre it's still a good 3 hours long!
First off I should say: although I love theatre, I don't get to go as often as I would like, so my theatre knowledge is completely amateur!
My trip to sea "Witches of Eastwick" came about through a friend who came to visit London and organised to go, kindly inviting me to join the group going!
I've seen the film...a great film which would be hard to beat, but this does not do a bad job of it.
I was most impressed by the stage designs, with stunning sets and one could almost say "special effects"! Ian McShane (probably most famous for the TV series "Lovejoy"), did a fantastic job as the lead. His acting reminded me of an Al Pacinoesque style of performance, extremely vibrant and demanding the kind of attention from the audience as would be expected from a character like his -"the devil"!
Our fellow "witches" also did a spectacular job...and yes, I had a favourite: "Jane", the seemingly frigid school teacher, whose transition after being involved with our "devil" is by far the most radical and extreme. At one point, she's wearing a little tennis outfit. Whilst walking through some of the "Eastwick" society, who are of course trying to do the best job of showing their extreme disapproval, she turns, lifts her skirt up, and shakes her pelvis, exposing a set of bright red underwear...the whole theatre was laughing and thinking "you go girl"!
All in all, it's a production with a high feel-good factor and I would say it's a musical I would have no qualms about going to see again if a friend of mine should decide they'd like to see it and had no-one to accompany them!