Evita to transfer to London’s Barbican Theatre in summer 2020
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Evita will transfer to London’s Barbican Theatre in 2020.
The Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will play the venue between 27 June to 22 August next summer.
The production is directed by Jamie Lloyd, who was previously assistant director on Michael Grandage’s 2006 West End production of Evita.
Alongside Lloyd, the transfer will feature the same creative team as the Regent’s Park production: sound design by Soutra Gilmour, choreography by Fabian Aloise, musical direction by Alan Williams, lighting design from Jon Clark, sound design from Nick Lidster for Autograph.
The musical Evita reveals the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, Argentine President Juan Perón’s second wife. The story follows the early life of Evita, her rise to power, work of charity, and ultimate death.
Evita made its premiere in the 1970s with productions in both London’s West End and on Broadway.
Featuring songs including “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina!”, “Oh! What A Circus”, and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall”, productions of Evita won numerous awards including Best Musical at both the Olivier Awards and Tony Awards.
Casting for the 2020 Barbican Theatre production will be announced in due course.
The 2019 Regent’s Park production featured American actress Samantha Pauly (SIX, Bat Out Of Hell) making her UK debut in the role of Eva Peron. Also making his UK debut was Ektor Rivera (On Your Feet! on Broadway and US tour) as Peron.
Joining them were Trent Saunders (Aladdin, American Idiot) as Che, Frances Mayli McCann (Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour) as The Mistress and Adam Pearce as Agustín Magaldi.
Evita plays the Barbican Theatre Saturday 27 June – Saturday 22 August 2020. Performances are Monday-Saturday at 7:45PM with 2:15PM matinees on Thursday and Saturdays. The running time is 2 hours 10 mins (including interval).