About the showTim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary musical Evita makes a highly anticipated return to London, starring West End leading lady Emma Hatton in the title role. Presented by Bill Kenwright, the production has enjoyed an acclaimed UK tour, landing at the Phoenix Theatre for a strictly limited summer season.
Last seen in the West End in 2014 at the Dominion Theatre, the performances mark the 65th anniversary of the death of Eva Perón, which is to be commemorated in Argentina in July. A multi-award winning musical, the show has been revived multiple times, with Kenwright’s tour heralded as one of the best revivals.
Evita is the story of Eva Perón, wife of former dictator Juan Perón, who meteorically rises from humble beginnings to becoming a leader of the Argentine people. Heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’, the musical charts Eva’s tempestuous journey, featuring a show-stopping score from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice that includes songs such as “You Must Love Me”, “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and the unforgettable “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”.
Wicked’s Emma Hatton stars as Eva Perón, with stage credits including We Will Rock You and Dreamboats and Petticoats. Gian Marco Schiaretti makes his West End debut as Che, with further cast members including 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.
Presented by Kenwright (Dreamboats and Petticoats, The Wizard of Oz) and directed by Kenwright and Bob Tomson, Evita features choreography by Bill Deamer (Top Hat), design by Matthew Wright and sound design by Dan Samson, with orchestrations by Lloyd Webber and David Cullen.
A theatrical treat that is bound to captivate London audiences, Evita plays a strictly limited 12 week season at the Phoenix Theatre from August 2nd to October 14th 2017, with previews beginning July 28th 2017.
Who Should See It?Fans of the legendary musical will enjoy this heralded revival of the production! Those who love Rice and Lloyd Webber musicals should not miss out. A perfect treat for musical theatre fans.
Evita is recommended for those aged 10 and up.
- 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.