• intouch magazine | #08

EVITA! | On a Grand Scale


EVITA, the rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, will open at the Civic Theatre Newcastle on Wednesday 9th March for five performances only. When it opened in the mid- 1970s, EVITA eclipsed box office sales of Jesus Christ Superstar and took out multiple awards.

Following their recent record breaking sell-out production of Jesus Christ Superstar, The National Theatre Company is pulling out all stops with a cast of seventy-five actors, 25 children and a large orchestra comprising 30 professional musicians under the baton of Greg Paterson. National College of Dance graduate Katherine Foote makes her choreography debut with EVITA while backstage, more than 30 technicians will work on sound, lighting, props, set changes, makeup, costuming and projections.