PREVIEW: Evita, Barbican Theatre

Jamie Lloyd’s production originally ran at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre during the Summer.

Following its success at the Regent’s Park Open Theatre, it has been confirmed that Jamie Lloyd’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical will run for a limited season at the Barbican Theatre next year.

Featuring songs including ‘Oh! What a Circus’, ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’ and of course the iconic ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’, Evita follows the rise and fall of Eva Perón.

From a life of poverty to spiritual leader of the nation, Eva Perón was loved, hated, derided and venerated. Dividing the Argentinian people with her patriotic speeches, her ambition, glamour and magnetism transformed her into one of the world’s first major political celebrities.

While casting for the Barbican run of the production has yet to be announced, the creative team includes design by Soutra Gilmour, choreography by Fabian Aloise, musical supervision by Alan Williams, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound design by Nick Lidster and fight direction by Kate Waters – all of whom worked on the production when it was at the Regent’s Park Open Theatre.

Evita will run at the Barbican Theatre from the 27th June until the 22nd August 2020.

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