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Stage: Don’t cry – The Lloyd Webber Rice classic heads to Brighton’s Theatre Royal

- August 13, 2018


Evita was Andrew Lloyd Webber’s fifth and final collaboration with Tim Rice and arguably their best work. Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat may have stood the test of time in terms of revivals, Jesus Christ Superstar has of course a great story but perhaps that story does not have the same romantic appeal – so when it comes to a cohesive piece of musical theatre Evita tops them in every sense – and let’s face it, how many of us knew the story of Eva Peron before this musical hit our consciousness? The answer is simple, this is a better story delivered with original songs that are not pastiches of other musical genres, something that this team had previously relied on. This was Lloyd Webber finally finding his own voice and Rice in his lyrical prime.

Now, after captivating audiences for the past 10 years in the UK, embarking on two West End seasons and following an international tour, Evita returns to the UK with a brand new cast for the Autumn season.

Starring three of the finest musical theatre stars Lucy O’Byrne (The Sound of Music, Les Misérables) plays 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 (Jesus Christ Superstar – on stage and screen and Les Misérables) as Ché.

A cohesive piece of musical theatre

This is 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!

Theatre Royal Brighton
30 Oct – 3 Nov*
0844 871 7650*
*Booking fees apply. Calls cost up to 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge

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