HAVING the backing of top Impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lochgelly and District Amateur Musical Association are confident of this week making a massive success of their version of Evita.

ALW took time to send a letter to the LADAMA cast wishing them every success in their show which runs from Wednesday to Saturday at Lochgelly Centre Theatre.

So our reporter took a look in at rehearsals this week to see how things were progressing ready for the opening show tonight (Wednesday).

Mark Grieve, who played such a prominent role in Kelty Musical Association's Chicago, is in the limelight in Evita in the key role of Che Guevara, who recalls, throughout the show, Eva Person's impact on the lives of the people of Argentina during her short life.

Mark's voice is a priceless asset for any company he works for and here he superbly performs one of the show's famous songs 'Oh what a circus'.

Juan Peron, is played by David J Mutch. David has been a stalwart for LADAMA on many occasions and he plays the Argentinian leader superbly with his super voice. His contribution to many numbers is outstanding and his rendition of 'She's a Diamond' was excellent.

Completing the excellent line-up of leads is Eva Peron herself, Fiona MacKenzie, the Lochgelly girl, who performs this taxing role with ease.

Her lovely voice sees her tackle numbers such as 'Buenos Aires', 'Hello and Goodbye' and 'You Must Love,' in the most professional of ways but her best is the famous song 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina'.

Brother and sister Adam and Laura Campbell are excellent as Augustin Magaldi and Juan Person's Mistress and with a very effective ensemble and quality dance team the show is worth seeing.

And there is even a cameo performance from LADAMA president Willie Paul as you will never have seem him before!

There is a matinee on Saturday so to get your tickets call the Lochgelly Centre on 01592 583303 or 0592 780723.