Evita, another Rice and Lloyd-Webber hit, will play out under starry skies in Regent's Park this summer. Director Jamie Lloyd, who's best known for sharp Harold Pinter revivals and assisted Michael Grandage in the 2006 West End production of Evita, will re-imagine the show for the alfresco stage.
Telling the life-story of Evita Peron, the 1978 musical charts her rise from poverty to become the First Lady and spiritual leader of Argentina. At once the voice of the poor, and glamorous film star, she was loved in Buenos Aires and around the world.
What started as a rock opera concept album evolved into an Olivier-winning stage show with a similarly lauded film adaptation where Madonna played Evita. The soundtrack is known in its own right, with chart-topping standalone hits including You Must Love Me, Don't Cry For Me Argentina and Oh! What A Circus.
As this new production brings Buenos Aires to the heart of Regent's Park a new generation will discover the classic musical.
Public booking for Evita at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens on Tuesday 18 December.
|What||Evita, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre 2019|
|Where||Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, Inner Cir, Westminster, London, NW1 4NU | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Baker Street (underground)|
02 Aug 19 – 21 Sep 19, Monday - Saturday 7:45 PM | Thursday & Saturday 2:15 PM (gates open 90 mins before start)
|Website||Click here for more information and booking details|