Evita Review

The King’s Theatre, Glasgow – until 19 May 2018

Reviewed by Linda McLaughlan

5*****

Exceptionally Emotional Vocal Performance which would melt the most hardened of hearts Andrew Lloyd Webbers productions are always a fantastic experience and never fail to entertain. This was no exception. Having never had the pleasure to see the theatre production of Eva Peron’s life story I was privileged to experience the wonderful vocals of Madalena Alberto (Eva Peron), Gian Marco Schiaretti (Che) and Jeremy Secomb (Peron).

The story of Eva Peron has been well documented through media, film and theatre genres as we follow her rise to fame as one of the most powerful influences behind Peron’s political career, enabling hm to achieve a third of a million votes propelling Eva to the first Lady of Argentina. Over the coming years Eva or Evita as she be-comes known as “stretches a rainbow of beauty’ across Europe.

The musical score was outstanding with the epic well done song ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’ which was very emotionally charged as Eva sings from the balcony to the public below and also to the ladies of Argentina who continue to turn their noses up to the once common actress and radio presenter. A past that Evita fights to defend and overcome through her fight for women’s right to vote, which was passed by law in September 1947.

Evita health is slowly deteriorating as she fights the crippling effects of cancer to which she undergoes treatment and operations. In 1951 Evita undergoes an operation which is unsuccessful. From her hospital bed Evita takes her first ever vote and sadly passes away at the tender age of 33. A loss to Argentina and Womens fight for equality.

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