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Evita returns to the West End
The truth is, she never left you
Last seen in the West End in 2015 at the Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright announces a return London season of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s masterpiece Evita. Taking up residence at the Phoenix Theatre, Evita will play a limited 12 week season from 28th July – 14th October, with a Gala press night performance on 2nd August.
This production marks the 65th anniversary of the death of Eva Perón, an anniversary that will be commemorated in Argentina in July. The enigmatic political figure passed away on 26th July 1952 and was laid in state exactly 65 years prior to debut of this London production.
Evita tells the story of Eva Perón from her humble start in life to first lady of Argentina, wife of Argentine dictator Juan Perón. Her meteoric rise to prominence culminated in her being heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ before her early death at the age of 33.
Emma Hatton will reprise her performance as Eva from the current UK tour, and leading Italian performer Gian Marco Schiaretti will join her as Che, the character who reflects the voice of the people at this turbulent time in Argentinian political history.
The cast is completed by Oscar Balmaseda, Sarah O’Connor, George Arvidson, Lewis Barnshaw, Jessica Ellen, Callum Fitzgerald, Kellie Gnauck, Dominic Adam Griffin, Joe McCourt, Jude Neill, Jordan Oliver, Chrissie Perkins, Oliver Slade, Matias Stegmann and Yuval Zoref.
Evita features some of the most famous songs in musical theatre, including On This Night of a Thousand Stars, the Oscar-winning You Must Love Me, Another Suitcase in Another Hall and the spellbinding Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.
Evita Tickets go on sale on Monday 26th June.