Evita at Phoenix Theatre tickets
Evita at Phoenix Theatre tickets

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Overview

Following its astonishing run at London’s Dominion Theatre in 2014 Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita returns the legendary musical tale to the West End once more. The production will play at the Phoenix Theatre from 28 July - 14 October 2017.

The multi award winning musical tells the story of Eva, a young woman who lifts herself from obscure, humble origins to become the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ of the Argentine people. From brave teenage escapades to the bright lights of Buenos Aires to bounding leaps up the Argentinian cultural ladder, Eva’s journey earns her many powerful allies and enemies.

Through her marriage to former Argentine dictator Juan Perón, Eva’s political vitality cements her mythic status in the country shared cultural history.

The season marks the 65th anniversary of the death of Eva Perón, with the incredible Emma Hatton (Wicked, We Will Rock You) portraying the eponymous character, and Gian Marco Schiaretti (Tarzan) as the revolutionary Che. The show features some of the most memorable songs in musical theatre history, including “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”, “On This Night of a Thousand Stars”, “You Must Love Me”, and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall”.

The talented ensemble also includes 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.

With over 20 major awards to its name, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is a revival that no musical theatre aficionado should dare miss.

Recommended for

Fans of the the Oscar winning film adaptation should not miss the chance to catch the iconic stage production.

Age Recommendations: May not be suitable for young children

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours
Opened: 28 Jul 2017
Press night: 02 Aug 2017
Booking from: 13 Oct 2017
Booking until: 14 Oct 2017

Location and map

Phoenix Theatre
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0JG

65 Reviews Add review

Although a classic musical, Evita feels a bit weary and dated now, with the Latin inspired soundtrack feeling rather cliched and d... More

shaun 5"10, 132 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Although a classic musical, Evita feels a bit weary and dated now, with the Latin inspired soundtrack feeling rather cliched and dull. There are a few moments that keep it an entertaining enough musical, and both Emma Hatton and Gian Marco Schiaretti are fantastic as Evita and the narrator, respectively. Despite being an interesting story, the production strangely fails to develop any empathy for any of the main characters and by the end of it you are left feeling rather cold. Good enough if you think you will enjoy it, but definitely not something you should rush out to buy tickets for.

shaun 5"10, 132 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Emma Hatton is extraordinary as Eva Peron. What an insane powerhouse. Gian Marco Schiaretti is enigmatic, witty and extremely hand... More

catherinepoole11 5"5, 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Emma Hatton is extraordinary as Eva Peron. What an insane powerhouse. Gian Marco Schiaretti is enigmatic, witty and extremely handsome as Che. Kevin Stephen-Jones as Juan Peron delivered a compelling performance with his incredible baritone voice.

catherinepoole11 5"5, 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I've never seen Evita before and I didn't know the story at all so struggled a bit to understand what was going on some of the tim... More

bethcooper 5"5', 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I've never seen Evita before and I didn't know the story at all so struggled a bit to understand what was going on some of the time. Che was played by someone with a strong accent and sometimes I struggled to understand him, which wasn't helped by my overall lack of understanding for the story. But the staging, costumes and dancing was amazing and the singing was brilliant. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

bethcooper 5"5', 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The music in Evita is brilliant and very catchy. Sometimes, the shift between experimental music and classical 80s cheese is a bit... More

AlexPhillips 171cm, 50 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The music in Evita is brilliant and very catchy. Sometimes, the shift between experimental music and classical 80s cheese is a bit too sudden and unnecessary. The cast were pretty good, too. Ché stole the show in the second act, but Evita's rendition of 'Don't Cry for me Argentina' deserves praise. The choreography was fun and uplifting in the Buenos Aires scene, but the dancers were a bit lacklustre. Overall, an enjoyable show, but I would not recommend paying full price.

AlexPhillips 171cm, 50 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I am a huge Evita fan. This production is amazing. Emma Hatton wasn't on but her alternate was amazing. A really different Evita f... More

cristinaformica 1,60, 66 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I am a huge Evita fan. This production is amazing. Emma Hatton wasn't on but her alternate was amazing. A really different Evita from Emma's one, still really good. Gian Marco Schiaretti as Che is stunning.

cristinaformica 1,60, 66 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I love Evita and I have seen it already. The understudy was on and she was really good. Different rendition from Emma Hatton''s bu... More

cristinaformica 1,60, 66 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I love Evita and I have seen it already. The understudy was on and she was really good. Different rendition from Emma Hatton''s but very powerful. Loved Che. Gian Marco Schiaretti is phenomenal!

cristinaformica 1,60, 66 reviews, 4 helpful votes

A thoroughly enjoyable show, mixing comedy and tragedy in a wonderful blend. Good songs, good voices (especially Evita and Che) an... More

talhayoun 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A thoroughly enjoyable show, mixing comedy and tragedy in a wonderful blend. Good songs, good voices (especially Evita and Che) and energetic performers.

talhayoun 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Really enjoyed this show. Took my mum as it was her childhood favorite, I quickly fell in love with the story of Eva Peron. Would ... More

heidicatlin 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Really enjoyed this show. Took my mum as it was her childhood favorite, I quickly fell in love with the story of Eva Peron. Would highly recommend seeing this while its in London!

heidicatlin 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Brilliant from start to finish. Gian Marco Schiaretti is amazing as Che, I found myself watching him even when he wasn't singing.

susanclements 5ft 3, 46 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Brilliant from start to finish. Gian Marco Schiaretti is amazing as Che, I found myself watching him even when he wasn't singing.

susanclements 5ft 3, 46 reviews, 0 helpful votes