I think it’s about 9 years ago now that I first (and last) saw Evita. I was super excited then and I’m super excited now to discover it’s returning to Derry once more. Back in 2009 I went along to the show not knowing anything about the story other than it had fabulous music. I recall thinking that night I would never see another show like it. And so that super excited feeling is very strong on this recent discovery.
FROM WEST END TO ‘RAINBOW TOUR’
NEW CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE AUTUMN 2018 TOUR OF
TIM RICE & ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S
WORLD RENOWNED MUSICAL MASTERPIECE
INCLUDING WEST END STARS
LUCY O’BYRNE, MIKE STERLING & GLENN CARTER
The Independent, The Sunday Times, What’s On Stage, Radio Times, Broadway World, The i, Mail OnSunday, Gay Times, British Theatre
‘Stunning’ Mark Shenton
‘A sensationally good production of Webber and Rice’s greatest musical’ The Stage
After 10 years in the UK and two West End seasons, Evita is captivating audiences across the world as it continues on an International and UK tour in 2018. It returns to the Millennium Forum for a week-long run on Tues 9th October. Tickets are now available from the Box Office.
Led by three of the finest musical theatre stars and saying ‘Hello, Buenos Aires’ for the first time is Lucy O’Byrne (The Sound of Music, Les Misérables) in the iconic role of Eva Perón, with Mike Sterling (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables) as Juan Perón and, award-winning West End leading man, Glenn Carter (Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar – on stage and screen, Les Misérables)as Ché. They will be joined by: Oscar Balmaseda (Magaldi) and Cristina Hoey (Mistress).
Completing the cast is: Emmanuel Alba (Ensemble), Verity Burgess (Ensemble), Callum Fitzgerald(Ensemble), Riva Grant (Ensemble), Samuel John Humphreys (Ensemble), Bethan Jacks (Ensemble),Joe McCourt (Ensemble), Benjamin McMillan (Ensemble), Chrissie Perkins (Ensemble), Oliver Slade(Ensemble), Chris Stoddart, (Ensemble), Mike Ward (Ensemble), Kirsty Whelan (Ensemble) and Yuval Zoref (Ensemble).
Telling the story of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Perón, Evita follows Eva’s journey, which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people.
With more than 20 major awards to its credit, an Oscar winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, and featuring some of the best loved songs in musical theatre, including Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s extraordinary musical Evita is an iconic classic not to be missed!
Evita performs at the Millennium Forum from Tues 9th to Sat 13th October. Tickets are now available from the Box Office. Telephone 71 264455 or visit millenniumforum.co.uk for bookings.
My tickets will certainly be in place for this show and it’s with great anticipation that I’m now very looking forward to Autumn 2018.