About the show
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Evita enjoys a rock-infused revival from director Jamie Lloyd. Bringing the story of controversial Argentinian First Lady Eva Perón to life, the production returns to London after a sell-out season at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
Where is it showing?Evita will run at the Barbican Theatre.
When does it open?The show opens on 26 June 2020.
What is it about?Evita is the story of former Argentinian First Lady Eva Perón, who inspired hatred and worship in equal measure. From humble beginnings to becoming the spiritual symbol of an entire nation, Perón’s famous speeches, charity work and glamorous lifestyle placed her in the history books.
First released as a rock-opera concept album, Evita premiered in the West End in 1978 and has become a cultural hit thanks to soaring songs including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” and the Academy Award-winning “You Must Love Me”.
Who is in it?Casting is yet to be confirmed. At Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Samantha Pauly starred as Eva Perón, opposite Trent Saunders as Che and Ektor Rivera as Juan Perón.
Other famous faces to have played Eva Perón include Elaine Page, Patti LuPone and Madonna, in the 1996 film adaptation.
Who is the creative team?Evita features music and lyrics from multi-award-winning theatre legends Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.)
Jamie Lloyd directs, after celebrating a knock-out 2019 with Betrayal starring Tom Hiddleston on Broadway, and Cyrano de Bergerac starring James McAvoy in the West End.
Design comes from Jamie Lloyd Company associate Soutra Gilmour, choreography from Fabian Aloise and lighting from Jon Clark.
How long is it?Evita runs at 2 hours 10 minutes, with an interval.
Recommended forFans of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice should book tickets for this visionary revival of Evita at the Barbican Theatre, which is yet another gem from prolific director Jamie Lloyd.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 10+