Cast announced for new production of Evita at Leicester’s Curve theatre

First casting has been announced for the new revival of musical Evita at Leicester’s Curve theatre this winter.

The Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will play the venue between 24 November 2023 – 13 January 2024.

Leading the cast will be Martha Kirby (Bat Out of Hell, Rags, Grease) as Eva Perón and Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Christ Superstar, Dreamgirls) as Che.

Joining them are Gary Milner (The Third Man, Doctor Zhivago) as Perón, Chumisa Dornford-May (Aspects of Love) as Mistress and Dan Partridge (Grease) as Magaldi.

The company will be completed by Tia Antoine-Charles, Jacob Atkins, Tanisha-Mae Brown, Harrison Burley, Harry Chandler, Shona Eaton, Jacob Fisher, Olivia Foster Browne, Ashley Gilmour, Jack Harrison-Cooper, Jordan Isaac, Tamsin January, Fallon Mondlane, Samuel Routley, Toby Seddon, Darcey Simmons and Rebecca Wickes.

Martha said: “I am extremely excited to be playing Eva Perón at Curve. I’m humbled by the opportunity to discover this iconic role, while working with such an incredible team in the most nurturing environment. It truly is a gift.”

Watch a first look at Martha Kirby performing Don’t Cry For Me Argentina below…

Tyrone added: “I’m delighted finally be returning to the incredible Curve after nearly a decade and as musical theatre goes, there’s no show quite as iconic as Evita, so I really can’t wait to get going!”

As Eva Duarte, a child born into poverty, she followed her dreams of becoming an actress. As Eva Perón, she captured the hearts of Argentina’s working classes, broke new ground for women in politics and became the most powerful woman in Latin America.

Follow the wild days and mad existence of one of history’s most glamorous, glorified and divisive figures in this multi-award-winning musical, which features countless unforgettable songs including ‘Buenos Aires’, ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, ‘’Oh What a Circus’ and the anthemic ‘Don’t Cry for me Argentina’.

Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster will direct the production with set design by Michael Taylor, musical supervision by Stephen Brooker, musical direction by Ben van Tienen and choreography by Adam Murray, costume design by Edd Lindley, lighting design by Joshie Hariette, sound design by Adam Fisher, wigs, hair & make-up design by Sam Cox, casting by Curve associate Kay Magson CDG and Olivia Laydon.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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