This year some classic musicals return to the stage, from Miss Saigon to Cats, and this good news continues with the latest appearance of Evita in the West End. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, which was first seen by audiences in the late 1970s, has been witnessed around the world and been the recipient of numerous awards and nominations. As a result, it is one of the best known musicals of all time so its return to a London stage will undoubtedly be met with great anticipation.
It runs at the Dominion Theatre from September 2014, following in the footsteps of We Will Rock You, which closed at the venue earlier in the year, and preceding White Christmas, which runs at the theatre from November.
Evita follows the well known Argentine political figure Eva Perón throughout her life. Beginning with her humble origins in Argentinean slums and continuing through to her rise to power as First Lady alongside President Juan Perón, looking at her charitable work along the way, before ultimately following her to her tragic death at the age of 33.
The show features some memorable musical numbers as well, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, You Must Love Me, Oh What A Circus and Another Suitcase In Another Hall, among others.
The production is not only going to achieve attention thanks to its previous success in the capital; it also boasts an impressive cast. Marti Pellow, best known as the lead singer of Wet Wet Wet, is appearing in the production and he does so following previous work in Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre and Blood Brothers at the Phoenix Theatre, plus UK tours of The Witches Of Eastwick, The War Of The Worlds and Jekyll And Hyde. As well as his work with Wet Wet Wet he also released solo albums like Love To Love in 2011 and Hope in 2013.
He plays Che in the production, whilst Madalena Alberto takes on the title role following previous appearances in west end shows. Both performers previously played the parts in regional theatres in the UK.
Evita begins its run at the West End’s Dominion Theatre on Monday 22nd September 2014 (with previews from Tuesday 16th September 2014).
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