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REVIEW: Evita is a poignant and vibrant musical

Suffolk Young People's Theatre show of Evita
Suffolk Young People's Theatre show of Evita

Wow, let’s cut to the chase as the Suffolk Young People’s Theatre production of Evita was simply phenomenal.

The group only practice for 10 days but their performance of this poignant and vibrant musical was stunning.

The casting was excellent and the characters came to life through the emotion of each performer.

Connor Love-Foster was terrific in the role of Che with his relaxed style, superb stage presence showing he is a real natural.

George Lane’s portrayal of the Elvis styled Magaldi was most enjoyable and looked real fun to play.

The role of Evita is split into three roles with Faye Smith as the Young Evita.

Ella Shipley and Asha Ray take in turns in being the mature and power dressing diva on different nights. Their singing of those well-known songs in that role proved mesmerizing.

Eloise Richardson captured the hurt and pain of the dismissed mistress with her heartfelt singing of ‘Another Suitcase another hall’.

Adrian Seeley was the devious and power hungry Peron, but was clearly putty in Evita’s hands

This was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and something for the cast and their families to feel extremely proud. It is at The Theatre Royal, in Bury St Edmunds, until Saturday, July 30.

Visit www.theatreroyal.org

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