MUSICAL Evita returns to the New Theatre, Cardiff, from Monday, March 20 to Saturday, March 25.
Bill Kenwright’s production of this classic musical is back in Cardiff following a hit run at London’s Dominion Theatre.
Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately leads her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people.
With more than 20 major awards to its credit, and an Oscar winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is well known.
Evita features songs including Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall.
Taking on the role of Eva Peron will be Emma Hatton. She recently finished in the lead role of Elphaba in the West End’s production of Wicked.
Prior to this she performed the principle roles of Scaramouche and Meatloaf in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre, and Donna in the West End production of Dreamboats and Petticoats.
Making his UK debut is Italian performer Gian Marco Schiaretti who will be taking on the role of Che. Gian Marco Schiaretti most recently played the title role of Tarzan in Disney’s Musical Tarzan, in Stuttgart. Prior to this he played Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet across Italy.
Joining them will be Kevin Stephen-Jones, set to play Argentine President Juan Peron. He has performed extensively across the UK and Europe in more than 20 different operas. His musical theatre credits include Cats, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Love Beyond.
Tickets cost from £14 to £40, please note bookings are subject to a ticketing service charge - exemptions apply.
For further details about the show or to book tickets visit newtheatrecardiff.co.uk or ring the box office on 029 2087 8889.