It has been confirmed that Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright’s production will play at the Phoenix Theatre for a limited season from the 28th July.
Having been touring the UK and last seen in the West End in 2015, Bill Kenwright has confirmed that the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical will return to London for a limited season from the 28th July until the 14th October.
Evita tells the story of an ordinary woman’s meteoric rise to power at a time of extraordinary political unrest. It follows Eva Peron’s, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status, which ultimately lead her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people.
The production’s arrival in the West End also coincides with the 65th anniversary since the death of Eva Perón, who passed away on the 26th July 1952.
This latest London run will see Emma Hatton reprising the role of Eva, having played the role on the recent UK tour. She is also joined by Gian Marco Schiaretti as Che, who is also reviving the role he played on the tour. The cast will also include: 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 many memorable songs, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice including On This Night of a Thousand Stars, the Oscar-winning You Must Love Me, Another Suitcase in Another Hall and of course the iconic Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.
The creative team behind the production also includes: designs by Matthew Wright, choreography by Bill Deamer and sound by Dan Samson.
Evita will play at the Phoenix Theatre from the 28th July until the 14th October. To book tickets visit: ATG Tickets, Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, See Tickets.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.