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Evita, New Theatre, Oxford

Fresh from a sell-out West End run and and newly arrived in our 'hood, Evita has flounced up to Oxford's New Theatre in her furs but is she worthy of your affections?

Don’t cry for me, Muddy readers, the truth is I’ll never leave YOUUUUUU…. Fresh from a sell-out West End run and and newly arrived in our ‘hood, Evita has been at the New Theatre this week and lucky old Sascha who works with me at Muddy went along last night with a group of girlies to see it.

The production at Oxford’s New Theatre, which runs until Sat 11 March, stars Emma Hatton, recently seen in Wicked in the West End, as Eva Peron, the rags-to-riches wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron – she’s brilliant, according to Sascha, but also it’s worth keeping an eye out for Che played by Gian Marco Schiaretti – very easy on the eye apparently (hey, don’t shoot the messenger!) with lots of muscles and the now obligatory shirt-removal moment. Sarah O’Connor as the ousted mistress of President Juan Peron gave a show-stopping rendition of ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’ and the chorus, sets and ‘incidental’ music created a great Latino/Argentinian feel.

There are still tickets for this show – apparently the theatre had spaces last night – so if you were umming and ahhing about whether to go, I think the pendulum has fallen on the ‘go’ side!

Evita is at The New Theatre Oxford until Sat 11 March. Book tickets

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