York Light Opera Company are bringing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rags-to-riches musical Evita to York Theatre Royal.
Based on true events, Evita tells the life of Eva Peron who goes from poor provincial child to First Lady of Argentina.
The musical features arguably some of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most iconic songs including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, Oh! What a Circus and Another Suitcase in Another Hall.
York Light Opera Company will be returning to the York Theatre Royal stage with Evita from Wednesday 9 to Saturday 19 February.
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The show of people, power and politics is brought to life by director Martyn Knight and musical director Mike Thompson.
The production have chosen to double cast its main roles – meaning that two people will alternate playing certain roles.
A York Light spokesperson said, “Double casting provides each team with sufficient rest – the main character parts are huge and it would be a colossal ‘ask’ of any understudy to learn and have to perform those roles without significant rehearsal.”
The cast hard at work
Alexa Chaplin and Emma-Louise Dickinson share the role of Eva Peron; Dale Vaughan and Jonny Holbek play Che; Juan Peron is played by John Hall and Neil Wood; Dave Copley-Martin and Richard Weatherill are Agustin Maglidi; and Fiona Phillips and Hannah Witcomb play Peron’s Mistress.
“Double casting provides the best possible cover, which is needed more than ever when putting on the production during a pandemic.”
Tickets start from £15 and can be booked via the York Theatre royal website.
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