Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is to return to London’s West End for a strictly limited season, opening on Tuesday 16 September at the recently refurbished Dominion Theatre (press night is Monday 22 September).
The musical, considered by many to be the writers’ masterwork will play for 55 performances only in the West End, with musical theatre and pop performer Marti Pellow playing Che, and talented newcomer Madalena Alberto in the title role.
Charting the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita features some of the most memorable and best loved songs in musical theatre, including ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’, ‘On This Night of a Thousand Stars’, ‘You Must Love Me’, and ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’.
For over 30 years Marti Pellow has enjoyed global success as the lead singer of Wet Wet Wet, as a solo artist, and now as a respected leading men of musical theatre. Starring roles include The Witches of Eastwick, Chess, Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago and Blood Brothers.
Madalena Alberto’s musical theatre credits include the role of Piaf at the Curve Theatre and Fantine in the 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables. Other roles include Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde, Carmen Diaz in Fame, Sam in Over the Threshold and Sonia in Godspell.
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