UK Tour Announced For Andrew Lloyd Webber%E2%80%99s Evita %7C Group Theatre News

Following its successful run at London Dominion Theatre, Evita is set to tour the UK visiting places such as Southampton, Liverpool and Stoke-On-Trent from January 2017.

Evita tells the story of Eva Peron, who is the wife of former Argentine director Juan Peron.

The show follows Eva’s journey from her humble beginnings through to receiving iconic status and extraordinary wealth and power, which eventually led to her being considered as the spiritual leader of the nation by the Argentine people.

Evita features popular songs such as Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, You Must Love Me and Another Suitcase in Another Hall.

The musical – which also boasts lyrics by Tim Rice – has won 20 awards since its first production in 1978 and has also stemmed an Oscar winning movie version, starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas.

Selected UK tour dates:

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton: 17th – 21st January
Empire Theatre, Liverpool: 24th – 28th January
Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent: 31st January – 4th February
Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh: 7th – 11th February
Bristol Hippodrome: 14th – 18th February
New Wimbledon Theatre, London: 21st – 25th February
New Theatre, Oxford: 7th – 11th March
The Lowry, Salford Quays: 14th – 18th March
New Theatre, Cardiff: 20th – 25th March
Grand Opera House, York: 28th March – 1st April

Further dates and casting to be announced.

History of Evita

Evita began as a rock opera concept album in 1976, which led to its first production in London’s West End in 1978.

The show went on to win the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical and became the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical.

This was followed by a string of tours and worldwide productions – as well as the 1996 film – before the musical was revived in London in 2006 and on Broadway in 2012.

It toured the UK once more between 2013 and14 before running for 55 West End performances at the Dominion Theatre in September through to October 2014.

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