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Evita. By Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. Until September 27

20th September, 2008

Evita. By Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. Until September 27

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice have never exactly been critical darlings, but their monster 1970s hit Evita has received a particularly bad rap over the years.

The conventional wisdom is that this dramatisation of the life of Argentinian first lady Eva Perón is emotionally shallow, whitewashes a woman who was a borderline fascist and, worst of all, only has a couple...

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