Evita, Dominion Theatre

Evita at the Dominion Theatre London until 1 Nov - Madalena Alberto as Eva - photographer credit Darren Bell (2)Like their divisive protagonist, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice could reasonably be accused of valuing style over substance: indelible extravaganza Evita subscribes to the cult of celebrity without truly interrogating it, nor are we given enough dramatised information to make a real judgement about a woman equally lauded and vilified.

Bill Kenwright and Bob Tomson don’t address these failings so much as largely distract from them in their marvellously fluid revival, aided by Matthew Wright’s mobile set and Bill Deamer’s fiery, flamenco-heavy choreography. This may not be the definitive Evita, but it certainly dresses the part.

Read my full theartsdesk review here

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1 Response to Evita, Dominion Theatre

  1. Miss Bicknell says:

    Another very fair and accurate review. xxx

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