Following its critically acclaimed run in 2013 Evita will continue to tour the UK into 2014, coming to Leeds Grand Theatre in May 2014.
Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status 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, including the Oscar winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, Evita features some of the most iconic 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.
Marti Pellow plays Che, a character who reflects the voice of the Argentine people; linked to Eva by destiny he brings conflict to the story of Eva’s rise to fame.
This production introduces a new star, Madalena Alberto, bringing the role of Eva to life to incredible critical acclaim. Madalena’s musical theatre credits include the role of Piaf at the Curve Theatre, Leicester, Fantine in the 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables. Other roles include Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde (Union Theatre, London), Carmen Diaz in Fame (UK Tour), Sam in Over the Threshold (Edinburgh and London) and Sonia in Godspell (Union Theatre, London). The Portuguese singer-songwriter also released her album Heart Condition in 2012.
Evita is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 12th May to Saturday 17th May 2014. Tickets are priced at £15.00 to £31.00. Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call the box office on 0844 848 2700.