We enjoyed a really nice evening out at the Woking Theatre last night; the hit musical ‘Evita’ is currently doing a UK Tour and Shirley managed to get in quick a few weeks ago and got us nice seats in the Royal Circle – despite the long walk from the car park on crutches, she managed to get to our second row seats ok!
It was a GREAT show and very memorable too so if it comes your way – go see it!
So for those who haven’t seen the show or don’t know who ‘Evita’ was, here’s the background!
Evita was the last collaboration between composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, who originally developed the show as a concept recording (as they had done previously with Jesus Christ Superstar). The album was released in the
The story of Evita follows the life of María Eva Duarte, the second and most famous wife of
JUAN DOMINGO PERÓN (1895 - 1974)
…was an Army colonel, former President of Argentina (1946-55, 1973-74), founder and leader of the Peronist movement.
Juan Perón started out his career by joining the army at the age of 18. Over the following 30 years he held a number of military and government posts. As secretary of labour and social welfare, and later as minister of war and vice President, Perón showed strong support for the labour unions and social reform. This won him the allegiance of Argentine workers, who became the backbone of his support.
In 1945 Perón was imprisoned by political opponents, but his popular political position and the efforts of his second wife María Eva Duarte, popularly known as Evita, got him out of prison.
In 1946 he was elected President. He instituted massive social reform, but was ruthless in suppressing all opposition and Perón's
Shortly after the death of Evita, Perón was ousted from office by a military coup and was then exiled in General Franco's
……….are you wiser now? I’m a veritable MINE of information today!