Preview: The Witches of Eastwick

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Lancaster’s Grand Theatre is preparing for a devilish takeover in Week 23, as the dark comedy musical “The Witches of Eastwick” runs from Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th May.

It is a stormy night in the tiny New England town of Eastwick, Rhode Island. After a few too many martinis, three best friends (who happen to be witches) innocently conjure up the devil himself, Darryl Van Horne. Upon his arrival, all Hell breaks loose. Quite literally. 

Fresh off the heels of last year’s sell-out production of “Hairspray”, Lancaster Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society (LADOS) brings you the smash hit comedy musical “The Witches of Eastwick”, which is based on the classic 1987 film starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon.

With dark humour, magical illusions and a little bit of cheek, the show addresses many issues of modern relevance including love, grief, sexuality, self-confidence and alcohol addiction.

It will play every night at 7.30pm from Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th May, as well as at 2.30pm on the Saturday. Tickets are available at

The role of Darryl Van Horne will be taken on by Lancaster University PhD Linguistics student Robbie Love, who has performed in many plays and musicals with the university’s theatre group (LUTG) since 2010, including the first two annual musical collaborations “Cabaret” and “The Producers”.

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