CHAOS – Evita in Chipping Norton

Round & About

When CHAOS (Chipping Norton Amateur Operatic Society) reached their amazing 50 years of performing they decided to go for the iconic musical EVITA by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to show off their long-established talents.

With director Mandyrae Jessey and musical director Catrin Russ at the helm, they auditioned over four night for the principle roles and were delighted to offer tow Evitas and two mistresses the chance to perform. Che, Peron and Magaldi followed and then chorus, creating Evita’s family, staff, Army and some children, all came together brilliantly.

Taking such an iconic and large cast show to the stage has been exciting and CHAOS is proud to team up again this year with the beautiful CHIPPING NORTON THEATRE who are also celebrating their 50th year.

The director has created a set and props that work for a smaller stage and has added some special moments, including giving out real gifts from Evita for the audiences each night while the songs are sung about giving gifts to the Argentinian people during her marriage to Peron. As far as we know this has never been done before.

The special performances are totally unique to CHAOS, offering an immersive experience for the audience.

The cast, crew and orchestra are all extremely proud of the work everyone has put in.

If you would like to know more about the production and behind the scenes, please contact either:
CHOAS Chairman Elizabeth-Rae-Large – [email protected] – +447309 060826 or Director Mandyrae Jessey – [email protected] – +447970925685.

Mandyrae Jessey is also celebrating 50 years of directing this year.

Show dates: 16-17-18th May, with a matinee on 18th May.
Box Office: The Theatre Chipping Norton