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Evita, Erindale Theatre*

6 Mar

* I attended the opening night of Evita as a guest of the Canberra Philharmonic Society

There’s an overwhelming amount of events on in and around Canberra at the moment. In addition to Canberra Day, Enlighten (and the Noodle Markets) and the Balloon Spectacular, we’re spoilt with some pretty charming theatre – Mary Poppins starts next week at the Canberra Theatre, and this week has seen the launch of Tuesdays with Morrie at The Q as well as Evita at Erindale Theatre.

Unlike Tuesdays with Morrie, I know nothing about Evita. Well, almost nothing. I know it’s an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, that Madonna played the titular role in the movie adaptation in the mid-90s, and that it’s about the wife of a dictator. I also remember as a kid I hated the famous song for which Evita is known and would warble – in that way that screams ‘only child’ – ‘Don’t cry for me I’ve got tinea’. Classy, I know.

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