Published Friday, 06 September 2013
Written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Evita follows the journey of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, from her humble beginnings to the 'spiritual leader' of Argentina.
The musical features some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre, including Don't Cry For Me Argentina and You Must Love Me.
In this latest production, Marti plays the character of Che.
"It is just an absolute pleasure to be involved in this production," he told UTV.
"This is my first Andrew Lloyd Webber piece and I think it is a real testament to his wonderful writing, and Tim Rice, because they penned this piece when they were in their early twenties and it is such a phenomenal piece of work and the melodies are so memorable.
Marti said while he found taking on the influential role of Che to be a great challenge, he wasn't daunted by the task.
He added: "I had never seen the musical in the first place.
"I was familiar with the songs through the pop world like Don't Cry For Me Argentina, so I just had to engage my own imagination and that is what is paramount here."
And the Wet Wet Wet singer said there was plenty to occupy him in Northern Ireland during his downtime.
"On my day off I love nothing better than, when I am in Belfast, to go to Newcastle and go down to the seaside and get myself a wee bit of fish and chips and ice cream and sit out and look at the sea.
"I think it is a wonderful part of the world."
Evita runs at the Grand Opera House in Belfast until 14 September.
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