We had a wonderful time last night at Leeds Grand Theatre watching Evita.
Mick and I have seen it on stage before, but it was the first time for Eleanor, though she's seen the film and loves the music. She's performed songs from it many times on stage herself. This production was different from the last one we saw, we thought this was the better of the two, though we still enjoyed it last time.
Marti Pellow from Wet Wet Wet took the part of Che and he did a fantastic job. Last time we saw this musical, three actresses took the part of Evita, each playing a different time of Eva Peron's life, but in this production, Madalena Alberto played the whole part herself, quite a demanding role as she's on stage nearly the whole way through, and it lasts for over two hours.
The flyer includes a couple of quotes. The Stage: "I defy anybody who sees this production to say they have seen a better one". What's On Stage: "Everything about this show is spectacular... As good if not better than any of its predecessors...Truly magnificent". Quite a claim, but true in our experience.