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Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Evita, is returning to London opening at the refurbished Dominion Theatre (former home of We Will Rock You), 22 Sep 2014, following previews from 16 Sep, for a limited to 1 Nov 2014.
This production, which is currenty on a UK tour, will come to London with the touring cast including musical theatre and pop star Marti Pellow playing Che, and Madalena Alberto in the title role. It is directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright.
Evita charts the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’.
The musical features many memorable songs, including ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’, ‘On This Night of a Thousand Stars’, ‘You Must Love Me’, and ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’.
Marti Pellow has enjoyed global success as the lead singer of Wet Wet Wet, as a solo artist. His musical theatre credits include include The Witches of Eastwick, Chess, Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago and Blood Brothers. Madalena Alberto’s musical theatre credits include the role of Piaf at the Curve Theatre and Fantine in the 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables. Other roles include Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde, Carmen Diaz in Fame, Sam in Over the Threshold and Sonia in Godspell. The Portuguese singer-songwriter’s first album Don’t Cry For Me will be released to coincide with the opening.