Evita, one of the world’s greatest musicals, returns to London’s West End after 21 years. Directed by the award-winning Michael Grandage and featuring lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Evita tells the story of the iconic Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine dictator Juan Perón. It chronicles her life as Argentina’s most complex and powerful figure, against a backdrop of political unrest, until her tragic death of cancer in 1952.
Evita features many classic songs including ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’ and ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’. This new production will also feature the Oscar winning ‘You Must Love Me’ for the first time ever on stage. Written especially for Alan Parker’s 1996 film adaptation starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, it became a Top Ten single immediately on release that year.
Evita originally opened at the West End’s Prince Edward theatre in 1978, where it went on to run for seven years.
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