Alnwick Stage Musical Society

Darren Lewis as Che and some of the chorus

Evita : It won’t be easy, you’ll think it strange.

Juliette as Eva Peron

Review: Alnwick Playhouse, 21st ~ 26th March 2017.

That may have been how the forthcoming production was announced to members of Alnwick Stage Musical Society after their award-winning show Sister Act last year.

Evita was not typical of the more traditional shows tackled by the group, the likes of South Pacific, Oklahoma, Carousel and Annie Get Your Gun.

Evita was on a different plain – more light opera with some hellishly difficult songs and not exactly a barrel of laughs!

But thanks to a lot of hard work and some extraordinary performances, Evita has seen the Society really come of age. The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical charts the rise of Eva Peron to the top of Argentina’s political tree through to her death from cancer at the age of just 33.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the challenge was huge, not least of which the high number of men required for key roles.

By Paul Larkin. Published in the Northumberland Gazette, this way for the full review.

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One of the three NODA awards for Evita

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Evita earns three NODA award nominations

Darren as Che

Fantastic news in the Northumberland Gazette, three nominations!

Newcomer lands leading role

Juliette as Eva Peron our next production of Evita

Take a look at the article in the Northumberland Gazette about our leading lady, Juliette.

Duo back on stage for Evita

Leonie as Peron's mistress Darren as Che Guevara

Award-winning duo Darren Lewis and Leonie Dial are set to return to the Alnwick Playhouse stage.

Stage is set for 30 years of drama

Leonie as Deloris in Sister Act

A group of thespians will be celebrating 30 years of performing with their latest production, which takes to the stage in March.