Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Evita will make a return to the West End later this year, playing a 12 week run from 2nd August until 14th October, with previews starting in July.
The new run, taking place at London’s Phoenix Theatre, will mark the 65th anniversary of the death of Eva Perón, which is also set to be commemorated in Argentina this summer.
Evita is a 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 score that contains Another Suitcase in Another Hall, You Must Love Me and Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.
West End star Emma Hatton will play the title role. She is known for roles in Wicked, 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, and Yuval Zoref.
More about Evita
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 Madonna and Antonio Banderas.
Presented by Bill Kenwright, the new 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.
The show running time is two hours and 15 minutes, including an interval.
For further information visit www.phoenixtheatrelondon.co.uk/evita.