THE showstopping tunes of hit musical Evita brought a taste of Latin America to Salisbury.

Musical Theatre Salisbury (MTS) took centre stage on Monday night in its latest production at Salisbury Playhouse.

The musical charts the story of Eva Peron, the wife of former Argentinian president Juan Peron, and takes us back to her humble beginnings in Junin and her rise to popularity as she becomes a radio star before meeting her future husband at a fundraising event.

We follow the journey of Eva's rise into the hearts of Argentinians and how she helps gather support for her husband — helping his political rise to power.

Laura Simmons put in an amazing performance in the title role of Eva Peron supported by Dave Simmons in the role of Juan Peron. Her voice was beautiful.

The production featured well-known songs including the very memorable Don't Cry for Me Argentina.

The whole cast put in a superb performance and Barry Gibney was brilliant as he guided audiences through the story as narrator Che Guevara, helping to bring the story together.

Evita runs until Sunday (July 19). For tickets call the Salisbury Playhouse box office on 01722 320 333 or go to

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