One hell of a show as Limerick Musical Society returns to the UCH

Darryl Van Horne - Dave Griffin - surrounded by cast members Rebecca Ballinger, Sinead O'Sullivan, Orla McEvoy, Pam Cotter, Sarah Cahill, Olivia Parkinson and Laura Henebry at the launch of Witches of Eastwick
LIMERICK Musical Society is gearing up for a devilish show later this month, as it makes its annual appearance on the University Concert Hall stage.

LIMERICK Musical Society is gearing up for a devilish show later this month, as it makes its annual appearance on the University Concert Hall stage.

The long running society is back after the success of Evita last year with much loved musical The Witches of Eastwick.

The three night run of the musical - based on the novel written by John Updike - will take place from Thursday March 26 to Sunday March 28.

Telling the story of three female protagonists, the ‘Witches’ Alexandra Spofford, Jane Smart, and Sukie Rougemont who are frustrated with their mundane lives until the arrival of Darryl Van Horne who seduces each in turn, the book was made into a musical in 2000, produced by Cameron Mackintosh with book and lyrics by John Dempsey and music by Dana Rowe. It was also a 1987 movie featuring Jack Nicholson.

The central character is played by Dave Griffin, no stranger to theatre in Limerick, whose musical theatre credits include principal roles with Limerick Musical Society, the Cecilian Musical Society and Bare Space Theatre Company, among other. Joining him are Sinead O’Sullivan, Laura Henebry and Rebecca Ballinger as the titular characters.

The show also features Judy O’Connor and Adrian Egan, Redemptorist priest. See www.uch.ie for full details.