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Evita is here 02
Aug

By Open Air Theatre

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Evita starts its 8-week run tonight, 2 August, directed by Jamie Lloyd and featuring Samantha Pauly in the iconic role of Eva Perón. With over 56,000 tickets already sold, it is our fastest selling production ever; best availability is now from 2 September, with best August availability at the new matinees added for 21 and 28 August.

Following a 1976 concept album, the original London production opened in 1978, and the musical became one of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s greatest hits. The long awaited film version was released in 1996, and included a newly penned song, ‘You Must Love Me’, which won the Academy Award for Best Song (and is included in this production).

Following an extensive casting process, joining Samantha are Trent Saunders (Che), Ektor Rivera (Perón), Adam Pearce (Magaldi) and Frances Mayli McCann (The Mistress). The creative team includes Soutra Gilmour (design), Fabian Aloise (choreography), Alan Williams (musical supervision), Jon Clark (lighting design), Nick Lidster for Autorgraph (sound design) and Kate Waters (fight direction). Casting is by Will Burton CDG for David Grindrod Associates, US casting by Merri Sugarman CSA for Tara Rubin Casting, and children’s casting by Adelle Moss.

Following previews, the production officially opens on Thursday 8 August, and plays until 21 September.

To be announced shortly, follow our social media channels to hear about some exciting ticketing news.

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