Evita Has Returned to the West End at the Phoenix Theatre

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita opened at the Phoenix Theatre last 28th July 2017 for a 12-week run.

Evita tells the story of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Perón. The musical follows this seemingly ordinary woman who rose to power at a time of extraordinary political unrest.

In its recent touring production run, Evita received glowing reviews from numerous productions. One of them was The Chester Chronicle, which wrote that it ‘had more than a touch of star quality’. Broadway World even called the musical ‘Andrew Lloyd Webber’s finest work.’

With more than 20 major awards to its credit and an Oscar-winning film adaptation starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, Evita is a must-see in the world of musical theatre.

Evita returns to the West End at Phoenix Theatre. Photo courtesy of David Appleford's Film and Theatre Reviews.
Evita returns to the West End at Phoenix Theatre. Photo courtesy of David Appleford’s Film and Theatre Reviews.

About the cast of Evita

Emma Hatton stars as the lead character Eva Perón. She played the role of Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked and Donna in Dreamboats and Petticoats. Emma also understudied in the roles of Meat and Scaramouche in We Will Rock You.

Playing Che is Gian Marco Schiaretti. He made his UK debut during the recent UK tour of Evita. Prior to joining the team, Gian Marco played the title role of Tarzan in Disney’s musical Tarzan in Stuttgart.

Originally from Spain, Oscar Balmaseda graduated from CPA Studios after studying Musical Theatre. His theatre credits include Grand Hotel (Jasmine the Theatre), You, Me, Bum Bum Train (West End), and Peter Pan (Palace Theatre, Newark). Oscar was also in the 007 James Bond movie, Spectre.

Sarah O’Connor was a finalist on the TV show, Fame – Remember My Name. Prior to Evita, she performed in The Commitments (Palace Theatre), Les Miserables (Queens Theatre), and Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales Theatre).

American actor George Arvidson trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Lamont School of Music in Denver, CO in the USA. Before joining Evita, he was in CarouselThark, and This Happy Breed, all of which played at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre in 2016.

Joining them are Lewis Barnshaw, Jessica Ellen, Callum Fitzgerald, Kellie Gnauck, Dominic Adam Griffin, Joe McCourt, Jude Neill, Jordan Oliver, Chrissie Perkins, Oliver Slade, Matias Stegmann, and Yuval Zoref.