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Terminator is Go
Edward Furlong will also reprise his role as he exclusively revealed on the set of the Pupi Avati-directed Gothic Fantasy adventure Knights of the Quest (Alan Jones reports from the location shoot in Italy, and interviews director Pupi Avati in this issue - Web Ed.). The affable Furlong said, I brought the Terminator 3 script with me to read on location. I dont think the core story (written by Tank Girls Tedi Safarian) is actually all there yet but it has promise and Im definitely on board. With a salary of $1 million for his participation, Furlong would actually be a fool to turn the opportunity down.
The Witches of Eastwick
The show is based on the novel by John Updike and the 1987 Warner Bros picture, about three frustrated women conjuring up the Devil and using black magic to shock their strait-laced Rhode Island community. Divas Lucie Arnaz, Maria Friedman and Joanna Riding take on the roles made famous by Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon, and Ian McShane does his best Jack Nicholson impersonation as their devil-may-care lust object, Darryl Van Horn.
Brilliantly directed by Eric Schaeffer, the show thankfully doesnt water down the sexual innuendo to please the ageing coach party brigade and in three superb moments actually recreates the films major special effects sequences in all their marvellous glory. These you should witness for yourself, but the reason why the show will become a talking point is due to the first act finale.
In the film the female trio danced in the air above Darryls luxury swimming pool. In the show, the women float off a plush velvet sofa and launch themselves into the auditorium above the audience and eventually reach the upper balcony. Its one of the most thrilling theatrical coups Ive ever witnessed and will ensure a long run for this unique home-grown entertainment. Make sure you sit in the Dress Circle for the maximum visual impact.