Evita

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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.

Song List

Act I

  • “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

Act II

  • “Entr’acte”
  • “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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Tickets

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Reviews

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20 comments

  1. I am not an avid theater/musical goer, but the first night show left me a wonderful impression of how brilliant musicals can now be. It’s a fantastic show with clarity of story line, and its highly creative use of light and music make it a superb electric production. Emma Hatton as Eva is absolutely brilliant; Gian Schiaretti as Che models the classic Joker/Fool Shakespearean style commentater on the development of the plot throughout. If you’re in the West End these weeks this is a show definitely not to be missed!

  2. You made me laugh and cry in short succession tonight and I loved every minute of it. My husband normally falls asleep at shows but not tonight. The cast are awesome and sing and act convincingly. The choreography on that smallish stage manages to convey an energy that only a large one normally does and I left dreaming that Che might pop up in my hallway singing my story…

  3. Loved Evita last night. I’m a great fan of Emma Hatton after seeing her in Wicked. She didn’t disappoint and gave a superb performance as Eva Peron. Che was played by Gian Marco Schiaretti, he was the narrator and the glue that holds it together. He has an amazing singing voice. The whole cast were superb and the solo performance from a very young girl was heart melting, a star for the future. Well worth a visit.

  4. What an amazing show!!! Fantastic singing from the whole cast but Eva Peron is stunning and what a voice. We cannot recommend it enough. Wanted to watch it again as the curtain came down.

  5. An absolute must see. A wonderful performance this evening from the entire cast. Special mentions to the Eva & Che. I’ve waited so many years to see this show and it did not disappoint. Congratulations to you all Acknowledgements must continue to go to Tim Rice for his incredible lyrics and devotion to bringing this story to life for the world.

  6. Have seen this show when it was on tour, the cast are brilliant, there are some great voices on that stage, grab a ticket you won’t be disappointed.

  7. I have seen other productions of Evita and was never overly impressed, THIS production blew me away. I was laughing, I was in tears (and all for the right reasons!) and I was completely in awe of Emma Hatton (Eva) – she was absolutely captivating throughout. Gian Schiaretti was also terrific – great vocals and captured the perfect sarcasm and pessimism of Che.

    It is a great production, great story telling and also a good history lesson for those that don’t know of Argentina in that era. I hope to see again before the end of the run.

  8. A wonderful and much enjoyed performance – I first saw Evita back in June 1978 and subsequently was lucky to see other productions of Evita including one in New York. But this one is the best by far – both in terms of the cast and presentation.

  9. I was fortunate enough to see the original Evita and was pleased when my daughter bought tickets to see the performance last Saturday evening. She had grown up listening to th album so knew all the songs. I loved it just as much second time round. You can’t fail to be swept up with the dancing and the music. The songs are magical. Have been playing them all week. It is also a haunting story for those who don’t know it. What really put the icing on the cake was that we decided to go in to the Chipotle
    restaurant, next to the Phoenix theatre, for a late supper (very tasty) and my daughter suddenly looked animated and said ‘look to right’. Isn’t that Che. I looked and she was right. He had come in straight after the show to get something to eat. We let him finish his meal (well most of it) and as we were going past him on the way out we decided to tell him how much we had enjoyed the show. What a lovely unaffected man. So genuine and very happy to talk to us. Perfect fit to play Che with his Latin good looks. I would have joined his revolution any day! I hope the show does another world tour. One of Lloyd Webber’s best musicals in my opinion.

  10. Watched on the first night, blown away by everyone! Emma Hatton was perfect for the role and all of the others were amazing, especially the young girl at the end with the great voice she was the tallest out of the kids but I think they made a good decision choosing her like I said don’t miss out on this it’s my favourite musical!

  11. I saw this on Thursday and it was a terrific show – this production is the BEST, having seen it in the 70’s and several productions since I would go and see again… I hope it tours!
    Thank you for a wonderful experience on Thursday.

  12. I’m going to see the penultimate show this Saturday and cannot wait!! A 50th Birthday treats or me having loved the music since my mum bought the vinyl LP when I was about 10! I knew all the words to Don’t cry for me Argentina before I went to secondary school!! Cannot wait to see and hear at the West End! I know I will she’s a tear or two!

  13. Simply fabulous!! Emma, Gian and the rest of the cast were just brilliant. I remember my mum buying the original soundtrack in 1978 and I used to sing along when I was 10 years old. Never made drama school!! Loved loved loved the show, thank you!!!

  14. I saw the penultimate show yesterday with friends. We were all totally in awe of the performance. It was outstanding and wanted to watch it all again as the final curtain closed.
    Shall remember it forever! Thank you!

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