The witches are coming to Brechin

Pictured are the witches, from left -  Alison Niven, Caroline Fenwick and Gill Smith.
Pictured are the witches, from left - Alison Niven, Caroline Fenwick and Gill Smith.

Witches are coming to Brechin in September - but not the ugly trio from Shakespeare’s ‘Scottish Play’ but rather the Witches from Eastwick.

The three lovely and talented ladies will visit the Brechin City Hall having travelled from the small New England town of Eastwick in this year’s Opus Theatre production - the Witches of Eastwick.

Sculptress Alex Spofford (Alison Niven), cellist Jane Smart (Gill Smith) and writer Sukie Rougemont (Caroline Fenwick), are three bored New England women left to live without their husbands.

They innocently conjure up a mystery man, who could satisfy all their desires. A new man moves into town - and he fills the bill perfectly.

Darryl Van Horne (Alan Matheson) and his equally mysterious butler Fidel (Murdo McDonald) arrive in town.

Darryl is filthy rich and wild eyed, and within days the three women have all discovered almighty powers within themselves.

After an incident involving one of the town’s leading citizens, the ultra conservative Felicia Gabriel (Anne Andrew) and her down-trodden husband Clyde (Robert Forbes), the three women begin to understand how and why Darryl is able to mesmerize them so fully.

Will good triumph over evil, or will Darryl continue to have his evil way with his witches?

With a range lovely music, hilarious situations, young love, domestic troubles and more than just a little magic, the tale contains more than one major surprise, so make sure you don’t miss it by getting your tickets now for Opus Theatre Club’s latest offering produced, directed and choreographed by Gordon and Liz Smith.

The show runs from September 4 to 7 at 7.30 p.m. nightly

Tickets, costing £10 for balcony and £8 for stalls, are available from Newsplus which is temporarily located at Poppies, 2 Swan Street. Telephone 01356 622685.