Following 10 years in the UK and two West End seasons, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Evita will continue to tour the UK from the 13th March.
The production, which was last seen in the West End at the Phoenix Theatre last year, is directed by Bob Thomson and Bill Kenwright, tells the story of an ordinary woman’s rise to power at a time of extraordinary political unrest.
Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva’s 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.
Opening at the Torquay Princess Theatre on the 13 March, the touring production is set to star Madalena Alberto as Evita – a role for which she received critical acclaim at London’s Dominion Theatre in 2014. The cast is also set to include Italian performer Gian Marco Schiaretti, who returns to the production following the run at the Phoenix Theatre in July 2017.
Evita will also see Jeremy Secomb who will join the cast as Juan Perón. The cast is completed by: Oscar Balmaseda (Magaldi); Cristina Hoey (Mistress); Kellie Gnauck (Ensemble); Bethan Jacks (Ensemble); Samuel John Humphreys (Ensemble); Benjamin McMillan (Ensemble); Verity Burgess (Ensemble); Riva Grant (Ensemble); Callum Fitzgerald (Ensemble); Joe McCourt (Ensemble); Emmanuel Alba (Ensemble); Yuval Zoref (Ensemble); Oliver Slade (Ensemble); Jessica Ellen (Ensemble); Kirsty Whelan (Ensemble); Anthony Ray (Ensemble); and Mike Ward (Ensemble).
After its run at the Torquay Princess Theatre the production will then visit: Birmingham, Truro, Shrewsbury, Swansea, Chester, Turin, Glasgow, Newcastle, Grimsby, Woking, Bromley, Belfast, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Crawley, Coventry, Londonderry, Aberdeen, Brighton and Southsea.