Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Evita returns to the West End for a limited run at the Phoenix Theatre.
Wicked star Emma Hatton will lead the cast as Eva Perón with Italian performer Gian Marco Schiaretti playing Che.
Hatton most recently performed the role of Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked. Her other leading roles include Scaramouche and Meatloaf in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre, and Donna in the West End production of Dreamboats and Petticoats.
Telling the story of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Perón, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings to mass wealth, power and ultimately being heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people.
The show features much loved musical theatre songs Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall.
The award winning musical was famously adapted for the screen in 1996 starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas.
Elaine Paige originated the role in the West End in 1978, and it was previously revived in the West End in 2006 and 2014.
Evita will play a limited 12 week run from 28 July 2017 until 14 October 2017 at the Phoenix Theatre.