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Another great night out with unforgettable Evita


Evita, Avon Valley Theatre, Rugby, to October 20. Hot on the heels of a professional run in Coventry in September comes a local amateur production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Evita.

Director Alan Pavis revealed that he was given special permission by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group to bring his production to the Rugby stage. Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice created some of musical theatre’s most unforgettable songs for the show, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, Another Suitcase in Another Hall, and Oh What a Circus, which all made it into the UK charts.

This winner of seven Tony Awards tells the extraordinary story of Eva Peron, bringing to life her journey from poverty in a small town in Argentina to become a major political force in the country. Golden-voiced Emma Smart plays Eva in the ambitious production, with Ash Clifford as her husband Juan, and Chris Gilbey-Smith taking the role of Che Guevara. This is Interesting Theatre’s second outing, following on from Sister Act in March, and promises to be equally well worth a night out. Tickets from www.interestingtheatre.org or from 07931 772091.

Picture: The cast, including Emma Smart playing Evita, in rehearsal.

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