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Prince Edward London 1979  
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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Gary Bond 
Che
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Gary Bond got his first break playing Pip in John Dexter’s production of Chips With Everything which subsequently went to New York.

Theatre: Other notable theatre credits include On The Level at the Saville Theatre; Arms And the Man for Prospect; Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing; Ghosts with the Cambridge Theatre Company; Noël Coward’s Tonight at 8 at Hampstead, transferring with this to the Fortune Theatre; Joseph in the original production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat from the Edinburgh Festival to the Albery Theatre; E. A. Whitehead’s Old Flames at the Bristol Old Vic, transferring with this production to the Arts. In 1976 he played in The Zykovs and The Iceman Cometh with the RSC; leading role in Getting Away With Murder at the Comedy; the world premiere of Anouilh’s The Scenario in Canada; played Brutus in Julius Caesar and a one-man show Lord Byron at Chichester Festival and Alice’s Boys with Ralph Richardson at the Savoy.

Television: Credits include Pip in Great Expectations; Variations On A Theme; Boswell in The Highland Jaunt; starred in the series Frontier; The Duchess Of Malfi; The Linden Tree; Affairs of the Heart; The Main Chance; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Wings of Song.

Films: Zulu, Anne of a Thousand Days and Outback.


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John Turner 
Peron
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John Turner

John Turner played his first starring role in the West End in 1956 when he took over in No Time for Sergeants. He had already spent three years at Stratford and had appeared in the Peter Brook-Paul Scolfield season at the Phoenix in Hamlet and The Power and the Glory. Since then his London theatre work has included Keep Your Hair On, Mr Burke MP., Twelfth Night, I Claudius, Lulu, Pippin, Jeeves, A Month In the Country and Room With A View. At the Old Vic in 1978 he played Claudius in Hamlet as well as Antony in both Shakespeares’ Anthony and Cleopatra and Dryden’s All For Love. His Cleopatra was his wife, Barbara Jefford, with whom he has played in many classics and has toured with, with both theatre companies. Their two hand show The Labours of Love has gone to some 39 countries all over the world, setting a new box office record at the Teatro San Martin in Buenos Aires. He was contracted to the Ealing –MGM and ABC film companies and starred in several feature films, while his extensive TV work has ranged from the heroics of Knight Errant to the villainy of Carver Doone in Lorna Doone.


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Siobhan McCarthy 
Peron's Mistress
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Siobhan 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 Ryan

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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Marti Webb 
Eva (at certain performances)
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Marti Webb has appeared in the West End in Stop The World I Want To Get Off with Anthony Newley, co-starred with Tommy Steele in Half a Sixpence and played Nancy in Oliver! on tour and at the Piccadilly Theatre. She was in the original cast of Godspell at the Roundhouse and Wyndham’s Theatre. Other leading roles include Nellie Cotterill in The Card opposite Jim Dale, Susie Dean in The Good Companions with John Mills, and, most recently, Kelly Moran in The Great American Backstage Musical. On Television, Marti has appeared in The Good Old Days and six episodes of the BBC series The Songwriters.


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