The full cast who will be joining West End stars Carrie Hope Fletcher and Laura Pitt-Pulford in a special one-off concert of The Witches of Eastwick at the Sondheim Theatre on 20 June have been announced.
Due to the indisposition of Giles Terera and Danielle Steers, the roles of Darryl Van Horne and Alexandra Spofford will now be played by John Partridge (Cabaret, Eastenders) and Natasha J Barnes (Funny Girl, Spring Awakening) respectively.
Claire Moore (The Girls, Miss Saigon) will play Felicia Gabriel, Nathan Amzi (In the Heights, Jesus Christ Superstar) will play Clyde Gabriel, Alfie Friedman (The Undeclared War on Channel 4, Maria Friedman and Friends – Legacy) will play Michael Spofford and Chrissie Bhima (2022 Arts Ed graduate currently performing in Lift at Southwark Playhouse) will play Jennifer Gabriel.
The ensemble will include 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.
Director Maria Friedman said: “I am absolutely thrilled that John Partridge is bringing his luminous charm, charisma and talent to the role of Darryl Van Horne and that the fantastic Natasha J Barnes joins us as Alexandra. Together with our full company, this will be a devilish treat for our audience, and I am so looking forward to making this spellbinding concert with them.”
The Witches of Eastwick has a book and lyrics by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe. This will be the first time the musical has been seen in London since it originally played at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2000, transferring to the Prince of Wales Theatre in 2001.
The Witches of Eastwick has musical staging by Chrissie Cartwright, musical direction by Isaac McCullough, costumes by Jonathan Lipman, lighting by Simon Sherriff, and sound by Adam Fisher.