Oh, What a Show! Evita at the Tower Theatre.
By Rachel Hocking
FOHDS and the Tower Theatre have become one of the first UK amateur societies to be granted the rights to perform Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s EVITA this summer.
Following last year’s South Pacific, FHODS and the Tower Theatre are set to perform this award winning story as their summer blockbuster production from this Friday.
The production tells the controversial story of Argentina’s First Lady, Eva Peron. Theatre-lovers are invited to experience the classic rags to riches story, from her rise from Argentina’s slums to becoming arguably the most powerful woman in Latin American history at the age of 26.
The FHODS production is inspired by the 2006 West End revival featuring the legendary music created by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, featuring the memorable songs “Oh, What a Circus”, “High Flying Adored”, “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and, of course, “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”.
Director, Michael Manton, said: “I feel very privileged to be able to direct this incredible musical. It’s a testament to how far FHODS and the Tower Theatre have come that we have been granted special rights to put on this show.”
This exuberant production has been realised by Daniel Moulton as Musical Director and Claire Beddow as Choreographer as well as Manton as Director, both of whom have worked at the Tower Theatre previously in the productions of Les Miserables, CATS and The Phantom of the Opera.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have the Tower Theatre as a home for FHODS,” said Manton. “The stage, production facilities and talented individuals give us the ability to tackle this challenging theatrical masterpiece and bring a West End production to Folkestone.”
To find out more, listen to our interview with Kelly Hayes from FHODS:
Perfomance dates and times are as follows:
Friday, June 24th at 7.30pm
Saturday, June 25th at 2.30pm
Saturday, June 25th at 7.30pm
Sunday, June 26th at 2.30pm
Thursday, June 30th at 7.30pm
Friday, July 1st at 7.30pm
Saturday, July 2nd at 2.30pm
Saturday, July 2nd at 7.30pm
Tickets can be bought online at www.towertheatrefolkestone.co.uk or through the Box Office on 01303 223 925.