Evita role for dance tutor

Sarah Hicks.
Sarah Hicks.

A dance teacher is set to take on one of the biggest roles in musical theatre.

Sarah Hicks will play Eva Peron in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Evita’ when the Morecambe Amateurs bring it to Lancaster Grand Theatre from June 23 to 27.

Sarah, who teaches at LDS Theatre Arts in Lancaster, will play the wife of the former Argentinian dictator Juan Peron who became as beloved in her native land as Princess Diana was here in the UK. The show includes some of the most famous stage music ever written including ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’, ‘Oh What a Circus’ and ‘You Must Love Me’.

Sarah has a long history of appearing on stage, She began her dancing and singing at the age of three at a local dance school and went on to to train professionally at the Laine Theatre Arts Stage School in musical theatre.

Since then she has danced professionally as a member of the Wayne Sleep Ballet Company performing around the country including at The Royal Opera House, and as a dancer at the ‘Royal Albert Hall as well pursuing her career as a soloist singer.

Sarah has appeared on various BBC shows including The Graham Norton Show and The Elaine Page Show.

During her time with the Morecambe Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society she has played a number of principal parts and has been nominated for National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) awards for Best Leading Female Actor in a Musical for Maria in The Sound of Music and Best Supporting Female Actor in a Musical for Miss Hannigan in Annie.

Sarah will play Evita on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening.

Gabby Dams is also playing the role of Evita performing on Thursday evening and the Saturday matinee. This Gabby’s first major principal role in musical theatre.

Tickets are still available for this show which will not be seen again on any stage for the next 10 years.

Tickets can be booked online at www.lancastergrand.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01524 64695