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‘one of the most exquisitely tuneful musicals ever’
‘Hatton is a force of nature’
‘a fleet, robust, beautifully constructed show’
Bill Kenwright’s hugely successful national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical Evita makes a highly anticipated return to the West End. Playing a strictly limited 12 week season at London’s Phoenix Theatre, the season marks the 65th anniversary of the death of Eva Perón, set to be commemorated in Argentina this summer.
Evita is Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s incredible musical that follows the true story of Eva, the wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Perón. Documenting the journey that led her from humble beginnings to becoming the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’, the show includes a rousing score that contains some of the musical duo’s biggest numbers.
A multi-award winning musical, Evita has picked up over 20 international awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical and continues to play across the world, with the last London revival occurring in 2014 at the Dominion Theatre. In 1996, the story was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film starring music legend Madonna and Antonio Banderas.
Led by West End’s leading lady Emma Hatton, Evita plays at the Phoenix Theatre for a limited summer season beginning in July 2017. With show-stopping songs including “Another Suitcase in Another Hall”, “You Must Love Me” and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”, prepare to witness one of musical theatre’s biggest shows.
Cast and Creative
Evita is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s most successful musicals, and it has appeared in the West End multiple times. Presented by Bill Kenwright, the production is directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright, with choreography by Bill Deamer, design by Matthew Wright and sound design by Dan Samson, as well as orchestrations by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Cullen.
Wicked’s Emma Hatton stars as Eva Perón, with further West End credits to her name including We Will Rock You and Dreamboats and Petticoats. Further casting includes Gian Marco Schiaretti as Che, as well as 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.
- “A Cinema in Buenos Aires, 26 July 1952” – Crowd
- “Requiem for Evita” – Chorus
- “Oh What a Circus” – Che and Crowd
- “On This Night of a Thousand Stars” – Magaldi
- “Eva and Magaldi” / “Eva, Beware of the City” – Eva, Magaldi and Evita’s Family
- “Buenos Aires” – Eva and Crowd
- “Good Night and Thank You” – Che, Eva, Magaldi and Lovers
- “The Art of the Possible” – Perón, Generals and Eva
- “Charity Concert” – Perón, Che, Magaldi and Eva
- “I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You” – Eva and Perón
- “Hello and Goodbye” – Eva
- “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” – Perón’s Mistress and Men’s Chorus
- “Peron’s Latest Flame” – Che, Aristocrats, Soldiers and Eva
- “A New Argentina” – Eva, Che, Perón and Crowd
- “On The Balcony of the Casa Rosada” – Perón, Che and Crowd
- “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” – Eva
- “High Flying Adored” – Che and Eva
- “Rainbow High” – Eva and Dressers
- “Rainbow Tour” – Perón, Advisers and Che
- “The Actress Hasn’t Learned the Lines (You’d Like to Hear)” – Eva, Aristocrats and Che
- “And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out)” – Che and Crowd
- “Santa Evita” – Children and Chorus
- “A Waltz for Eva and Che” – Eva and Che
- “You Must Love Me” – Eva
- “She is a Diamond” – Perón
- “Dice Are Rolling”/”Eva’s Sonnet” – Perón and Eva
- “Eva’s Final Broadcast” – Eva
- “Montage” – Eva, Che, Perón and Chorus
- “Lament” – Eva, Embalmers and Che
Show Lengths and Times
Evita plays at the Phoenix Theatre London from August 2nd to October 14th 2017, with previews beginning July 28th 2017.
Show running time is 2 hours and 15 minutes, including an interval.
Suitable for Children?
Evita is recommended for those aged 10 and up.
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