Evita's lead actress says end of musical makes her cry

Emma Kingston plays the lead role of Eva Peron in the musical Evita, which is showing in Singapore until March 11.
Emma Kingston plays the lead role of Eva Peron in the musical Evita, which is showing in Singapore until March 11.ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN

Lead actress Emma Kingston says her heart breaks at the end of the musical, when Eva Peron is dying and has to abandon her dream of being vice-president

For British actress Emma Kingston, playing the role of Eva Peron in the musical Evita has been meaningful.

Peron was the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952. Kingston's mother is Argentinian and moved to Britain with her parents and three siblings when she was 12 years old.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2018, with the headline 'Moved to tears in Evita'. Print Edition | Subscribe