Jamie Lloyd’s production of Evita to transfer to the Barbican

Evita

Director Jamie Lloyd’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita is set to transfer to the Barbican following a sell-out run at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Running over the summer, Evita was seen by over 75,000 people at the outdoor venue, and became the theatre’s highest-grossing production ever. It transfers to the Barbican Theatre from 27th June to 22nd August 2020, with tickets on sale from 1st November.

The musical follows Eva Peron, the wife of Argentine president Juan Peron, and chronicles her early life, rising to power, later charity work and her death. It features songs such “Oh What A Circus”, “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”.

When it premiered in the West End at the Prince Edward Theatre in 1978, it won two Olivier Awards, including best new musical and best performance in a musical for Elaine Paige. It subsequently went to Broadway (where it was later revived), three West End revivals, numerous UK tours and a film in 1966 starring Madonna.

This new production to transfer to the Barbican for a second run opened in the summer to critical acclaim, with LondonTheatre.co.uk stating “Lloyd’s motifs are omnipresent and dominant throughout”.

Casting for the Barbican transfer is yet to be announced, however, the full creative team have been confirmed to transfer with the production. This includes lighting designer Jon Clark, sound designer Nick Lidster, production designer Soutra Gilmour and choreographer Fabian Aloise.

Evita is at the Barbican from 27th June to 22nd August 2020.

Evita tickets go on sale on Friday, 1st November.

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