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Evita Press Night 09
Aug

By Open Air Theatre

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Evita is now officially open, and the first reviews are in!

Guests at our glittering first night included Sir Tim Rice, Dame Esther Rantzen, Candice Brown, Simon Mayo, Fiona Shaw, Anneka Rice, Gloria Hunniford, Karren Brady, Rachel Riley, Fay Ripley, Arlene Phillips, Bruno Tonioli, Diane Parish and Amy Hart. Also joining were many cast members from our previous productions this season, including Susan Wokoma, Amber James, Arthur Hughes and Francesca Henry.

“Pared-down, muscular, expressive and explosive” Evening Standard

“Forget everything you know about ‘Evita’: this one properly rocks” Time Out

“Jamie Lloyd’s stripped-down, super-sleek, contemporary take excavates the biting satire…and locates the furious spirit of Eva Perón – portrayed, with unusually convincing youth and fire, by the electrifying American actress Samantha Pauly…matched by Trent Saunders’ excellent Che” The Arts Desk

One of the most intelligent and creative musicals I have seen. This production is raw and exposed in both its direction, choreography and design. Each moment in this production was beautifully thought out. From Fabian Aloise’s choreography and Jamie Lloyd’s direction to Soutra Gilmour’s costume and set design, every aspect married perfectly.” Encore Radio

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