Tickets and casting for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Evita have been announced.
The Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will play the venue between August 2 and September 21, 2019.
American actress Samantha Pauly (SIX, Bat Out Of Hell) will make her UK debut in the role of Eva Peron. Also making his UK debut will be Ektor Rivera (On Your Feet! on Broadway and US tour) as Peron.
Joining them will be Trent Saunders (Aladdin, American Idiot) as Che, Frances Mayli McCann (Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour) as The Mistress and Adam Pearce as Agustín Magaldi.
Completing the cast are: Alexander Barria, Felipe Bejarano, Alex Cardall, Russell Dickson, Lauren Drew, Hannah Fairclough, Chris Fung, Chlöe Hart, Travis Kerry, Jessica Lee, Dale Mathurin, Peter Nash, Sarah Naudi, Mireia Mambo, Marsha Songcome, Bree Smith, Monica Swayne, Oliver Tester, Amy Thornton, Jon Tsouras and Rodney Vubya. Four children alternate at each performance: Saffia Layla, Ava Masters, Chanai Owusu-Ansah and Ellicia Simondwood.
The production will be directed by Jamie Lloyd, who was previously assistant director on Michael Grandage’s 2006 West End production of Evita.
Evita at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre will feature sound design by Soutra Gilmour, choreography by Fabian Aloise, musical direction by Alan Williams, lighting design from Jon Clark, sound design from Nick Lidster for Autograph.
The musical Evita reveals the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, Argentine President Juan Perón’s second wife. The story follows the early life of Evita, her rise to power, work of charity, and ultimate death.
Evita made its premiere in the 1970s with productions in the both London’s West End and on Broadway.
Featuring songs including “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina!”, “Oh! What A Circus”, and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall”, productions of Evita won numerous awards including Best Musical at both the Olivier Awards and Tony Awards.