Evita

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2 – 7 MAY 2016

Lyrics by TIM RICE
Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Originally directed by HAROLD PRINCE

An adult amateur production by arrangement with THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP LTD

About the show

This musical is about the first lady of Argentina and follows the story of Eva Perón from early life, her rise to power and her eventual death.

Eva Perón talks her way through Buenos Aires and then proceeds to sleep her way up the ladder, becoming a celebrated actress. When her lover, Colonel Juan Perón, becomes elected president she reaches the height of her fame and at the end of her life questions whether or not she took the right path.

Featuring outstanding choreography, and a musical score that features the well known songs ‘On This Night of a Thousand Stars’, ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, and of course the memorable hit-song ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’.

Cast

Eva Perón – LUCY MADEN
Che – JAMES NELSON
Juan Perón – DAVID BURTON
Augustin Magaldi – JAMES HIGHTON
Mistress – LAURA BARKER

Ensemble
ANITA BENSON
GUY BENSON
LIZ BERESFORD
ASHLEY BRIGHT
AIMEE CHILTON
DALE COLLINGTON
HELEN DONNELLY
DUNCAN GADSBY
MICHELLE GADSBY
SEAN HICKLING
NEIL LEDWARD
OWEN LINGARD
JARROD MAKIN
AMY MCMURRAY
HANNAH OSGOOD
HANNAH PARKER
LOUISE SMITH
GEORGE STACKHOUSE
MELANIE SWIFT
LAURIE TROTT
VERONICA TUPPEN
CARL UNWIN

Production

Director – JOHN R. LEWIN
Musical Director – VICKI HING
Choreographer – MICHELLE GADSBY
Stage Manager – ADRIAN WRAY
Assistant Stage Manager – LYNNE LEEMING
Lighting Design – ROBERT BRIDGES
Sound Engineers – TOTAL THEATRE LTD
Head of Wardrobe – MICHAEL GAMBLE
Costumiers – X3 COSTUMIER
Dresser – LUCY GAMBLE
Props Design and Supervisor – MICHAEL GAMBLE
Props Assistant – CRAIG BUTTERWORTH
Radio Communications – YOUTHFUNDAYS.CO.UK
Projections – IAN STEANE

LTH Technician – KEVIN CUTTS
Fly Tower Operator – JAKE PETERS
Follow Spot – JUDE MOULT, CHARLIE KENT
Crew – PAUL HOPKIN, BENJAMIN HARDY, EMMA-HOPE NEWITT, NICOLA QUENBY
Get In Crew – NICK MADEN, PAUL LEEMING, STEVE BROWNLESS

Programme Design – CRAIG BUTTERWORTH
Poster Design – BENJAMIN HARDY
Photography (production) – STEVE ABELL

Front of House Manager – DAVID PERKINS
House Assistants – RICHARD BYE, LEE COSTELOW, HOLLY EASTER, JULIE EASTER, GEMMA FARNELL, HAYLEY FARNELL, LUCY GAMBLE, JACK HARDY, CAZZ LANDER, VICKY MEE, AARON MURRAY, ANJA PALMER, JULIE ROBINSON, JAYNE SANDERSON, HELEN SMITH, JULIE TRASLER, KIM WRIGHT

The Orchestra

Violin – JOHN BRITTEN, MIKE SHAW, KAREN BITHEL
Viola – ANN-MARIE SHAW
Cello – GRAHAM DARBY
Bass Guitar/Double Bass – GRAHAM JOHNSON
Keyboard – JON ORTON, GARETH WYNNE, PETE FINES
Guitar – ADAM CASE
Flute/Piccolo – JUDITH JOHNSON
Clarinet – MICK CURTIS
Trumpet – PHIL RECKLESS, IAN TAYLOR
Horn – LILLA DI MICELI
Trombone – BECKY PLANT
Drums – BRIAN RODWELL
Percussion – HELEN SHELTON