Curve Leicester to stage Evita this Christmas

Curve Leicester will stage a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita this Christmas.

The news was announced at Curve’s Season Preview event held at the Curve in Leicester yesterday.

Curve’s chief executive Chris Stafford and artistic director Nikolai Foster said: “Evita stands as one of the definitive musicals of all time and we are beyond excited to be presenting a brand-new Made at Curve production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece later this year.

“Eva Perón has now acquired legend status; her profoundly moving story is fascinating and remains intensely relevant to the world in which we live today.

“We’ve always tried to offer our audiences here in Leicester bold and visually arresting productions of the great musicals and Evita promises to continue this tradition, as we aim high and try to match the original ambition Tim and Andrew had when they first created this extraordinary piece of musical theatre.

“All of us at Curve look forward to delivering a brand-new production of this astonishing musical to our stage.”

Evita tells the story of Eva Perón, first lady of Argentina from 1946-1952; from her humble beginnings to the presidential palace and her eventual death. Premiering in 1978, the hit musical includes the classic songs “Buenos Aires”, “Another Suitcase in Another Hall”, “Oh What a Circus” and “Don’t Cry for me Argentina”.

The production will run from 27 November 2023 until 13 January 2023 at the Curve in Leicester. Evita will be the third Andrew Lloyd Webber musical to be revived at the venue following The Wizard of Oz last year – which is transferring to the London Palladium this Summer – and Sunset Boulevard.

Casting, creative team and more for Evita are to be revealed.

It was also announced the Curve would co-produce the UK tour of Come From Away where it is set to run from 1 to 9 March 2024. 

Curve also shared details of its annual co-production with De Montfort University, which gives performing arts students the opportunity to work with professional teams at the theatre. From 18 to 20 May 2023, students will perform Jim Cartwright’s Road. Originally staged at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 1986, the drama gives voice to community members living on a street in northern England in the 1980s.

As previously announced, the theatre will also welcome the stage adaptation of Markus Zusak’s best-selling novel The Book ThiefFollowing an acclaimed try-out season at Bolton’s Octagon Theatre last year, the musical will come to Leicester 29 September to 14 October 2023. 

👤 📅7 February 2023
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