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Prince Edward London 1978  
Elaine Paige 
Eva
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London born, Elaine Paige has made several West End appearances including such shows as Hair, Michele in Rock, Carmen, and Sandy Dumbrowski in Grease. This is the second time she has worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the first being in Jesus Christ Superstar. She scored a personal success playing Rita opposite Michael Crawford in the original production of Billy at Drury Lane. She has worked at Stratford East with Joan Littlewood and at Chichester in 1976 when she appeared in Follow the Star, directed by Wendy Toye. Elaine has recently completed the BBC series One More Time, and is soon to be seen as Kim in The One and Only Phyllis Dixey for Thames Television.


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David Essex 
Che
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The role of Che marks David’s return to the West End stage after an absence of five years since he was acclaimed for his playing of Jesus in Godspell. This was followed by his successful films That’ll Be The Day and Stardust, and his recording hits which started with Rock On (a No.1 hit and gold record on both sides of the Atlantic). In the past few years David has concentrated on composing and recording, and hundreds of sell-out concerts throughout Britain and in many countries as far afield as Australia and Japan. He has also spent a considerable time doing TV shows. Apart from his British TV performances including his own series on BBC 1, he has made extensive overseas TV appearances especially in France and America; The Cher Show, Midnight Special, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, The Johnny Carson Show, The Merv Griffin Show, Salute to the Beatles and The Grammy Awards are among many US TV’s. Recently he worked with Richard Burton in Hollywood, recording a musical version H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, and with Cat Stevens on a new LP “From Alpha to Omega”.


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Joss Ackland 
Peron
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Since Leaving Central School, Joss Ackland has covered the theatrical field in everything except ballet. He has played in Shakespeare all over the world with the Old Vic, been a disc jockey in Cape Town, written radio shows, was Associate Director of the Mermaid Theatre with Sir Bernard Miles, has made over 400 TV appearances and was a tea planter in Central Africa. He has played opposite Ingrid Bergman, Claire Bloom, Wendy Craig, Judi Dench, Edith Evans, Glenda Jackson, Glynis Johns, Virginia McKenna, Vanessa Redgrave, Jean Simmons, Maggie Smith, Ellain Terriss and Denholm Elliot. His parts have ranged from Falstaff, Belch and Caliban at the Old Vic to Galileo and Bedbug at the Mermaid.

In musicals he has played Squeezum in Lock up Your Daughters, Jorrocks in Jorrocks, Frederick in A Little Night Music and the King in the Stanley Donen film musical of The Little Prince. Recent plays in the West End include the Professor in The Professor, Gus in Hotel in Amsterdam, Come As You Are, Brassbound in Captain Brassbound’s Conversion, Sam Browne in Collaborators, Mitch in Streetcar Named Desire, Pertuchio in The Taming of the Shrew and Eutace Perrin State in The Madras House at the National. Recent films include Great Expectations, England Made Me, S.P.Y.S., Operation Daybreak, The Silver Bears, The Greek Tycoon, Someone is Killing the Great Chiefs of European and Saint Jack. Joss lives in Surrey with his wife, Rosemary Kirkcaldy, a former actress he met when they were both acting in James Barrie’s Mary Rose at the first Pitlochry Festival. They have seven children.


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Siobhan McCarthy 
Peron's Mistress
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iobhan McCarthy was born in Dublin and attended the St Louis National School where she became a member of ‘The Young Dublin Singers’. She was a pupil of the Brendan Smith Academy of Acting and Voice training under the direction of Winifred O’Dea. In 1966 a BBC team came to film a series for Jackanory and chose Siobhan to play the young child. As a member of The Young Dublin Singers, she performed for six years on Jury’s Irish Cabaret (hotel entertainment for tourists) and travelled to the US with this group for two successive years. While in secondary school she played the male lead in Salad Days and Tuptim in The King and I. Later she joined the past pupils Musical Society and played in Wild Violets, Fiddler On the Roof and Half a Sixpence. Another Dublin based group known as Take 4 asked her to join them in their productions of Promises, Promises and Company.


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Mark Ryan 
Magaldi
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Mark’s career started on the Northern Club circuit. Television appearances in Village Hall, Crown court, Emmerdale Farm and Coronation Street led to him being offered a free scholarship to the Italia Conti Stage School. He made his first West End appearance playing Vic Damone in the musical Dean. Following this he played Magaldi in Evita, before taking over the role of Che. While appearing in Evita, Mark has played in late night cabaret at Quaglino’s and on TV in The Tom O’Connor Show, The Good Old Days, Night of 100 Stars and Starburst. His recordings include the cast album of Evita, “Blondes and Bombshells”, and a single, “Soho Starship Captain”.


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