THE musical Evita will be brought to the stage in Basingstoke by an amateur operatic group.

Basingstoke Amateur Operatic Society (BAOS) is putting on a production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical at The Haymarket.

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The story follows the life of Argentine political leader Eva Peron - the second wife of Argentine president Juan Peron - taking the audience through a journey from her early life, rise to power, charity work and death.

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Performed on many stages including London’s West End, audiences in Basingstoke will follow Eva’s incredible journey as she rises from poverty to power, through songs including Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, Oh What A Circus, and A New Argentina.

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With words by Tim Rise, the amateur production in Basingstoke has been arranged by The Really Useful Group Ltd, with the part of Eva Peron performed b Diana Sankey and Juan Peron played by Dave Edwards.

Bringing the show to life with attention to historical detail is local director Nick Brannam, supported musically by Adam Blosse.

Evita will run at The Haymarket from March 13 to 16. For tickets visit