Alexis Van Maanen
“This role is quite similar to myself in age. I’m 18 and she’s supposed to be around that age, possibly even younger, and she is a peasant, and she’s is a girl who’s learned to survive so she’s not living on the street, to find men of power and be there for their needs.
“The preparation I have done to play the role of The Mistress in Evita has been listening to the whole score as a complete show just to get that context of where my song fits and the song of 'Another Suitcase In Another Hall'.
“I think for my preparation, it was researching that history and what was going on there and how it influenced the world and how it’s so relevant now in this current political arena and the current world. Definitely a lot of research but listening to the music and understanding the lyrics and the beauty of it.”