Students of Chesterfield Studios perform in Evita

Evita at Chesterfield Studios.
Evita at Chesterfield Studios.

Performance arts students will be appearing in the hit musical Evita.

The show - which includes the well-known number Don’t Cry For Me Argentina - will be staged by Chesterfield Studios in the town’s Rose Theatre on Rose Hill from July 17 to 20 at 7.30pm.

The show is based on the historical story of María Eva Duarte de Perón, a poor Argentinian girl who grows up to be the wife of the president of Argentina, worshipped by her people.

As a young woman who longs for an acting career, fame, and fortune, Eva quickly learns that her feminine wiles hold power among a culture, and a political system, run by men. Once she makes it to Buenos Aires,

Evita finds fame and power in her powers of seduction, eventually winning the heart of the rising political figure, Juan Perón, who becomes the President of Argentina. As First Lady of Argentina, she aligns herself with the poor, winning herself, and Perón, popularity among Argentinians. Evita becomes a hero to the poor and the working class­—and an enemy to the rich.

A young and unknown revolutionary, Ché, narrates the rise and fall of the beloved matriarch of the Argentinian people.

This blockbuster musical, made even more famous as a 1996 Hollywood film starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, shows both the righteous determination, and the ruthless power, of Argentina’s 20th century matriarch.

In Chesterfield Studios’ amateur production, Eva will be played by Chelsea Hawkins and Sophie Shaw on alternate performances.

Tickets £10 and £8 (concessions, OAPs, student, under 16s). To book, go to www.ticketsource.co.uk/boxoffice/venueplan/IlSAkPUTTKkH