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Review: Evita comes to the Regent Theatre

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Oh what a circus....Oh what a show..... A truly 5 star polished performance, a must see!

User Rating: 3.53 ( 6 votes)

EvitaAs we said goodbye to January we said hello to Evita which is running at Hanley’s Regent Theatre until Saturday 4th February.

Produced by Bill Kenwright, this musical theatre production of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s West End topping musical had the audience in awe and tears of emotion.

Based on the life of Eva Perón, wife of the Argentinian dictator Juan Perón, Evita is set in 1940’s Buenos Aires (Argentina) as we follow Eva from her rags to riches story.

33 year old Emma Hatton, a proven musical theatre lead, takes on the role of Eva.  Emma comes to Evita from the West End smash Wicked, where she played the iconic green witch, Elphaba! With Emma’s musical training, the audience was taken on a truly spectacular vocal roller-coaster.  From the more timid numbers to the spine tingling Don’t Cry for Me Argentina Emma delivers a world class performance.

Staring alongside Eva is Italian performer Gian Marco Schiaretti who plays the role of narrator Che.  Che’s role is akin to a modern day social commentator. He provides a voice to the thoughts of the Argentinian people, commenting and criticising Eva’s every move.  As narrator, Che spends a lot of time on the stage which allows the character to really connect with the audience who tittered and giggled their way through the witty quips and jokes.

Supporting the two heavy weight leads are an equally fantastic supporting cast who dance and sing faultlessly throughout the performance.  Speaking of the performance, the set designers and stage builders have done a fantastic job of producing a stage setting that draws the audience in to feel a part of the story.

The costume and choreography were a sight to behold and both rounded off a brilliantly polished production of Evita!

For it’s opening night Evita was a smash hit at the Regent Theatre, generating a much deserved standing ovation at its climax.

Evita is most definitely a must see production and will be showing at the Regent Theatre until Saturday, 4 February.

Tickets are available from the Regent Theatre and can be purchased on their website.



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