An update from the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre:
“In light of the ongoing situation relating to Covid-19, the Barbican will now be closed until the end of June. We are therefore sad to confirm that the forthcoming production of Evita has been cancelled.
All ticket holders will be contacted with regards to refunds, however, as there are a large number of events affected by the venue’s closure, we appreciate your patience.
We are sorry to disappoint our audiences but Regent’s Park Theatre, the producers of the show, are working hard to find a way for the production to return to London soon.”
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.
This production of Evita has been nominated for Best Theatre Choreographer and Magic Radio Best Musical Revival in this years Olivier Awards.
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.
Evita is directed by Olivier award-winner 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.
More recently, his season at the Playhouse Theatre has been a very starry one, with productions of Cyrano De Bergerac, The Seagull and A Doll’s House, featuring James McAvoy, Emilia Clarke and Jessica Chastain. Cyrano De Bergerac has recieved 5 nominations for the 2020 Olivier Awards, including Cunard Best Revival and Best Director.
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.