Evita - Barbican, London
Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 10+
Important Information: A post-show talk will be held on Tuesday, 21 July that is free of charge for same-day ticket holders.
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Over the years a range of huge musicals have opened their doors and have since been granted the title of legendary. Many of them are still playing in the West End to this day – like Les Misérables and The Phantom Of The Opera - and others come and go, with much anticipation meeting them either way.
This show falls into the latter category as one of the most iconic shows of all time returns to the West End – Evita. As such it will now prove to a new generation of theatregoers why this is held in such high regard.
Following a previous appearance of the show at the Dominion Theatre in 2014, this new production now opens at the Phoenix Theatre with Emma Hatton as Eva Perón and Gian Marco Schiaretti as Che.
For Evita at the Phoenix Theatre they are also joined by cast members like George Arvidson, Oscar Balmaseda, Lewis Barnshaw, Jessica Ellen, Callum Fitzgerald, Kellie Gnauck, Dominic Adam Griffin, Joe McCourt, Jude Neill, Sarah O’Connor, Jordan Oliver, Chrissie Perkins, Oliver Slade, Matias Stegmann and Yuval Zoref.
The musical was first seen by audiences back in the late 1970s, when it entertained audiences at the Prince Edward Theatre. It has also been staged worldwide, from Broadway to Madrid, with fresh appearances in the West End along the way.
The plot centres on the real life story of Eva Perón, the wife of former Argentinean President Juan Perón, who was a well known political figure. She was born in the slums of Argentina and her eventual rise to power as the country’s First Lady is something that has been talked-about in the years since, as was her charity work and her tragic death at the age of 33 in 1952.
The musical takes a look at her entire life and along the way includes songs like the classic Don’t Cry For Me Argentina alongside Another Suitcase In Another Hall, You Must Love Me, Rainbow High and A New Argentina, among others.
And with cast members that include Hatton and Schiaretti, audiences know that the classic show is in safe hand. These are highly experienced performers, with Hatton very familiar to West End audiences thanks to her previous credits in the capital. She now gets to add Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary shows to her impressive list of theatre credits.
Evita runs at the West End’s Phoenix Theatre from Wednesday 2nd August 2017 (previews from Friday 28th July 2017).
Show & Venue InformationBarbican
Saturday, 27 June 2020
Saturday, 22 August 2020
2hr 10min (inc. interval)