About the showPlease note: this production has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice continue their West End reign as the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre revival of Evita transfers to the Barbican Theatre. Following in the footsteps of 2019’s hit run of Jesus Christ Superstar, the show will play for a limited summer season.
Evita is the expansive and ambitious retelling of Eva Perón’s time as First Lady in Argentina. Rising from poverty to political power, Perón became a divisive figure for a troubled nation, with her evocative speeches and lifestyle inspiring both love and hatred.
Featuring rousing songs from “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” to “Another Suitcase in Another Hall”, Evita is a classic of musical theatre from the team behind Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice provide the music and lyrics for Evita, as part of a multi-award-winning collaboration that spanned the 1960s and 70s. Olivier Award nominee Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal; The Ruling Class) directs, with lighting from Soutra Gilmour and choreography from Fabian Aloise.
Casting is yet to be confirmed.
Charting the rise and fall of a political icon, Evita at the Barbican Theatre is a purely epic theatrical experience. Catch its return to London from 26 June 2020.
Who Should See It?Fans of Jesus Christ Superstar and other classic musicals should secure Evita tickets for a thrilling and emotionally charged night at the theatre.
- Olivier Awards 1978: Best Musical, Best Actress in a Musical (Elaine Paige).
- Tony Awards 1980: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best performance of a leading actress in a Musical (Patti Lupone), Best performance by a featured actor in a musical (Mandy Patinkin), Best Direction of a Musical and Best Lighting design.