The ever impressive Zenith produced the great Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical –despite not being alive when it was written and having been forced to grow up with juke box musicals and little new writing to inspire the current generation; perhaps with the exception of Wicked.
The young company rose to the challenge admirably, outstanding performances from Tom Corbishley as Che, the young revolutionary, commanding the stage from the outset with great vocals and presence.
In the title role Sabrina Messer portrayed the iconic woman with poise and maturity. Her rendition of Don’t Cry for Me Argentina on the classic balcony showing what potential she has as a young performer; giving a detailed characterisation of the much berated woman and her tragic downfall at such a young age.
The production values of this company are high indeed; costumes, hair, choreography and lighting all supporting the cast to enable them to reach increasingly higher standards.
Other performances that stood out were Cara Withers as Peron’s Mistress, Dan Lea as Peron and his great team of Officers providing good vocal support.
The split level set reflected the Argentine flag colours and the use of the upper level allowed the large cast to work well.
Scott Rogers as Director, Roy Page as Musical Director, Delia Lee and Julie Dallimore as Choreographers clearly show their understanding and desire to reach for the best standards and are well rewarded with a great production.
Performances run until Saturday 7:30 (sat. Mat 2:30) all bookings: 01225 835301