" You know the girls will fly out here, above us!
Peter Jöback sweeps with the hand up toward the ceiling, where he sits together with Sussie Eriksson, in the midst of publikstolarna the front of the stage at Cirkus in Stockholm.
The flying the girls he's talking about is Linda Olsson, Kayo Morgan and Vanna Rosenberg, who play the three witches as the title alludes to. Should he make the role of the mysterious Daryl Van Horne, a man who one day pops up in the picturesque town of Eastwick, and captivates her friends Jane, Alexandra and Sukie. Three women who later turn out to be witches.This is the gang that'll do the musical of ”the Witches of Eastwick”. Photo: Karin Törnblom / Handout
published first as a book, written by John Updike. Three years later, in 1987, was made into a film with Jack Nicholson, Cher and Michelle Pfeiffer in the roles. The year 2000 was the movie to the musical in London, then had Peter Jöback a role.
" It went in two years approximately, but it was not the real success. So there has been a desire of the producer Cameron Macintosh to make a new version, and as well as cracking the code of this musical. That is the driving force now, that we will manage to catch that magic, " says Peter Jöback.
the Musical is a co-production with Cameron Macintosh, who is behind works such as "Cats", "Phantom of the Opera" and "Les Misérables". The main protagonists have been hand-picked and auditions have been made both by the English and of the Swedish team that works with it.
Sussie Eriksson, a veteran of the musikalsammanhang. She plays, among other things, since 2016 in the interactive show ”Mamma Mia! The party”, as she stood on stage with over 650 times.
" of course It is an honor to be selected, in addition of the people from another country that had not track of who I am. It is super exciting, incredibly fun and inspiring, " she says.
the Hope with the new revised version of ”the Witches of Eastwick” is that it will be able to continue out in the world.
" We think that the ”we do it this good, then it can be form of how the musical will be played in other countries”. So it is also my producentsida and my creative side who are attracted to this, " says Peter Jöback.
the Show premiered on 19 september.