Further UK dates have been revealed for the tour of the recently announced production of Evita, produced by theatre legend Bill Kenwright. Continuing on its international and UK tour in 2018, the show will open at the Torquay Princess Theatre on 13 March before touring to Birmingham, Truro, Shrewsbury, Swansea, Chester and other venues until November. This iconic musical will be seen by even more audiences, providing full-on entertainment.
Evita forms Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical about Argentinian legend Eva Peron, told entirely through song. Songs from the show include the famous “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”, “On This Night of a Thousand Stars” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall”.
The cast for the tour will be lead by Gian Marco Schiaretti as Che, Jeremy Secomb as Juan Perón, and Madalena Alberto in the title role of Evita Perón. Alberto will return to the role following her run in the part at the Dominion Theatre back in 2014, which is a huge coup for the company. Secomb joins the cast following a run in Sweeney Todd in New York, and playing Javert in Les Miserábles, while Schiaretti continues in the role following his appearance in the West End production in 2017.
The cast is completed by: Oscar Balmaseda (Magaldi), Cristina Hoey (Mistress), Kellie Gnauck (ensemble), Bethan Jacks (Ensemble), Samuel John Humphreys (ensemble), Benjamin McMillan (ensemble), Verity Burgess (ensemble), Riva Grant (ensemble), Callum Fitzgerald (ensemble), Joe McCourt (ensemble), Emmanuel Alba (ensemble), Yuval Zoref (ensemble), Oliver Slade (ensemble), Jessica Ellen (ensemble), Kirsty Whelan (ensemble), Anthony Ray (ensemble); and Mike Ward (ensemble).
The show will run at the Torquay Princess Theatre from 13 to 17 March, at Birmingham Hippodrome from 20 to 24 March, Truro Hall in Cornwall from 27 to 31 March, and will then continue to tour until November.