The iconic and critically acclaimed musical Evita is coming to the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre as part of their 2019 summer season of shows.
With music and lyrics by the dynamic duo of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, you can expect to already know some of the classic songs from this show, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, Oh What A Circus, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall.
Evita tells the true story of the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Peron. Beginning her life in poverty, she rose to become a spiritual leader of Argentina who championed the rights and needs of those less fortunate than her. Her ambition, glamour and power made her the world’s first major political celebrity, winning the adoration of the people and becoming a story known throughout the world.
The show has won over 20 major awards, and in 1996 was turned into a feature film starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, which also went onto win an Oscar.
The final show of the 2019 season at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Evita will be directed by Jamie Lloyd.
Jamie’s got a long list of theatrical credits, including Pinter at the Pinter (Harold Pinter); Doctor Faustus (Duke of York’s); The Maids, The Homecoming, The Ruling Class, Richard III, The Pride, The Hothouse, Macbeth, Apologia (Trafalgar Studios); Guards at the Taj (Bush); The Pitchfork Disney, Killer (Shoreditch Town Hall); Assassins (Menier); Urinetown (St James Theatre/Apollo); The Commitments (Palace); Cyrano de Bergerac (Roundabout Theatre Company/Broadway); The Duchess of Malfi (Old Vic); She Stoops to Conquer (National Theatre); The Faith Machine, The Pride (Olivier Award Winner, Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre; Royal Court); Inadmissible Evidence, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Polar Bears, Passion (Evening Standard Award Winner, Best Musical; Donmar Warehouse); Piaf (Olivier Award-nomination, Best Musical Revival; Donmar Warehouse/Vaudeville/Teatro Liceo, Buenos Aires/Nuevo Teatro Alcala, Madrid); The Little Dog Laughed (Garrick); Three Days of Rain (Apollo); The Lover and The Collection (Comedy Theatre); Elegies: A Song Cycle (Arts); The School for Scandal (Theatre Royal Bath); Salome (Headlong); Eric’s (Liverpool Everyman); The Caretaker (Sheffield Crucible/Tricycle).
Jamie was Associate Director of the Donmar Warehouse from 2008 to 2011 and a former Associate Artist of Headlong. He is now the Artistic Director of The Jamie Lloyd Company.
Evita will run at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from 2 August-21 September.