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.
Chicago-based singer Samantha Pauly makes her UK debut as Eva Peron, direct from performing in the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre transfer of Six and the US tour of Bat Out Of Hell. She performs alongside Broadway star Ektor Rivera, also famous for his exploits on TV show Q’Viva! The Chosen.
As a show, Evita 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 Betrayal and 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); and The Commitments (Palace); and the Olivier Award-winning production of The Pride at the Royal Court.
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.