19th-23rd March 2019

Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Perón’s meteoric rise from poverty to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, the Olivier and Tony winning musical follows Eva María Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as the wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Perón, the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33.

The events in Eva’s life are presented in song and commented on by the show’s narrator, Ché Guevara. Well-known numbers from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece include “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”, “Oh What a Circus”, “Buenos Aires” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall”.

With one of Lloyd Webber’s most-loved scores, combining Latin, jazz, pop and more traditional influences, Evita is one of the most popular musicals of modern times, and we were delighted to be granted a licence to stage a full scale production with such a talented cast.

Production Team

Creative Team

DirectorGary Oxenham
Musical DirectorGraham Hix
ChoreographerApril Timpson
Stage ManagerMike Davall
Assistant Stage ManagerRobert Phillips
Technical DirectorMelvyn Fryer (Prism)
Lighting DesignerStephen Williams
Lighting TechnicianMatthew Fuller
Lighting AssistantSam Fisher
Sound ManagerRyan Anstey
Assistant Sound Manager & Sound EffectsLiam Gillon
Sound AssistantMegan Harrison
Set DesignerMike Davall
Scenery Constructed and Painted byMike Davall, Clive Bolton, Bob Cray, Robert Phillips
Stage CrewClive Bolton, Robert Phillips, Julian Wojciech
Get-In Weekend CrewEd Armes, Clive Bolton, Sandra Bolton, Chris Boorman, Bob Cray, Eric McLoughlin, Graham Davidson, Andy Harding, Steve Howard, Paula Nettleton, Martin Sampson, Julian Wojciech
PropertiesSandra Bolton, Lynda Taylor
Scenery Supplied ByStaging, furniture and props hired from Proscenium Ltd, Rochdale, OL15 9EW
PromptSheila Main
Box Office ManagerRon Walker
Front of House ManagerSophie Fryer
Assistant Front of House ManagerLucy Armes
Front of House HelpersTracyann Johnson, Dawn Stephens, Rhian Boccus, Rob Tickner, Peter Taylor, Sophie Marrett, Robert Phillips, Vanessa Higgins, Peter Atlee, Joyce Atlee, Marion Boorman, Natalie Howcroft, Giga Phillips, Lisa Fletcher, Graham Davidson, Wendy Bolt, Chrissie White, Emily Woodrow, Mel Trundle, Anji Dawson
Rehearsal PianistsPaul Darrah, Simon Eastwood, Graham Hix
Rehearsal Tea TeamPeter Taylor, Lynda Hix
Stage Door KeeperPeter Taylor
Make-up ManagerVictoria Taylor
Make-up TeamAlison Bedford, Diane Bedford, Kimberley Nichols, Karen Grover,
George Ashwood
Costume ManagerHelen Dayson
Costume AssistantMarion Boorman
CostumesProvided by Sue’s Costumes, Bath Theatrical Costume Hire, Stage Style Costumes
WigsProvided by Wigs Up North, 17 Redhill Street, Manchester
PhotographyJohn Sherringham
Publicity ManagerGiga Phillips
Publicity TeamRodney Dell, Paul Gibson, Robert Phillips, Richard Young
SponsorshipStephanie Farry
Website, Programme and ArtworkTim Canfield
The Orchestra
TrumpetLaurence Warburton
TrombonePaul Dodge
Keyboard 1David Perkins
Keyboard 2Paul Darrah
Keyboard 3Zoë Hardy
GuitarDavid Yates
BassJonathan Williams
DrumsDave Lambert
PercussionColin Gray


Cast List

Eva PerónDanni Stembridge
Che GuevaraPhilip Mumford
Juan PerónMartin Sampson
Augustin MagaldiGraham Kirby-Smith
Perón's MistressChristine Bothwell
Santa Evita SoloistLucy Sumners
Quartet: "Oh What a Circus"Christine Bothwell, Kat O'Connor, Lucy Sutton, Victoria Szebesta
Eva's MotherLynn Clegg
Eva's SistersLucy Egan, Nicky Stephens, Sue Canfield
Eva's BrotherLewis Hoskins
LoversLewis Hoskins, Paris Terrett, Mike Lehman, Tim Canfield, Richard Young
OfficersTim Canfield, Richard Young, Tony Siddall, Keith Sullivan, Ron Walker
HeaviesChris Boorman, Rodney Dell
Suitcase BoysTim Canfield, Richard Young, Lewis Hoskins, Paris Terrett
Marching SoldiersLewis Hoskins, Dale Barrell, Paris Terrett, Tim Canfield, Keith Sullivan
Nucleus of DancersChristine Bothwell, Sue Canfield, Laura Gurney, Lucy Jesse, Danielle Pullen, Rebecca Rogers, Victoria Szebesta, Nicky Stephens, Lucy Egan
EnsembleLucy Sumners, Kat O’Connor, Lucy Sutton, Victoria Szebesta, Lynn Clegg, Lucy Egan, Nicky Stephens, Lewis Hoskins, Dale Barrell, Paris Terrett, Mike Lehman, Tim Canfield, Richard Young, Tony Siddall, Keith Sullivan, Ron Walker, Chris Boorman, Chris Robinson, Rodney Dell, Tony Doherty, Rebecca Rogers, Danielle Pullen, Laura Gurney, Sue Canfield, Rachel Davison, Lucy Jesse, Helen Dayson, Christine Siddall, Ruth Hall
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