***Please note that performances of Evita at the Barbican have been cancelled in response to government advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).***
Following huge success at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre over the summer, Evita is set to transfer to the Barbican Theatre in 2020.
After becoming Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s highest grossing production ever – seen by over 75,000 people – Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical about the life of Eva Perón will play a limited run at the Barbican Theatre from June 2020.
Since its initial premiere in 1978, Evita has been a smash hit. It follows the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón, through her early life, rise to power, and notable charity work. The musical includes some of the most memorable songs in musical theatre history, including “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”, “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “You Must Love Me”, the latter of which went on to win an Academy Award for Madonna’s performance in the 1996 film.
Jamie Lloyd will once again direct as the production transfers, and will be joined by the same creative team that worked on the Regents Park production. Design will be by Soutra Gilmour, choreography by Fabian Aloise, musical supervision by Alan Williams, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound design by Nick Lidster, fight direction by Kate Waters and casting by Will Burton.
Casting for Evita will be announced soon.
Don’t miss your chance to relive this spectacular and beloved musical – Evita will play at the Barbican Theatre from 27th June to 22nd August 2020.
Evita is likely to be most suitable for secondary school age and over.