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Evita Reviews 13
Aug

By Open Air Theatre

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And the reviews keep rolling on in:

***** “THRILLING….sexy, full-bloodied and furious. Heart-stoppingly exciting and evisceratingly relevant”” (Metro)

***** “REVELATORY…a new production from Jamie Lloyd that demands our admiration.” (Daily Telegraph)

**** “MUSCULAR. EXPRESSIVE. EXPLOSIVE. The production’s beating heart is Samantha Pauly, who possesses a beguiling blend of butter-wouldn’t-melt charm and sensual guile, a pristine voice with a steel edge, and more than a touch of star quality” (Evening Standard)

**** “Forget everything you know about Evita: this one properly rocks” (Time Out)

**** “Jamie Lloyd’s radical staging strips away all the glamour. What he is left with is the hard sinew and bone of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s full-bloodied music – arguably his best score – and Tim Rice’s sharp, politically astute lyrics” (WhatsOnStage)

**** “Stripped-down, super-sleek, contemporary” (The Arts Desk)

**** “The music is immaculately played. Alan Williams’s orchestra is one of the stars of the evening” (The Times)

**** “Jamie Lloyd’s Evita dazzles with an interpretation that is stylistically groundbreaking. Together Soutra Gilmour (design), Jon Clark (lighting) and Nick Lidster (sound) have created an immersive experience that is utterly sublime” (BroadwayWorld)

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w/c 19 August: Check for returns
w/c 26 August: Extra matinee: 28 August | All other performances: check for returns
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w/c 9 & 16 September: Best availability

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Previous entries

Evita Press Night

9th Aug 2019

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

Evita is here

2nd Aug 2019

Evita starts its 8-week run tonight, 2 August, directed by Jamie Lloyd and featuring Samantha Pauly in the iconic role of Eva Perón.

Dream Reviews

10th Jul 2019

The reviews are in for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which completes its run on 27 July…

Superstar Opening

10th Jul 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar is back! With standing ovations at every preview, the production officially opened at the Barbican last night, 9 July.

First Night: A Midsummer Night's Dream

8th Jul 2019

It was great to see so many friends at our press night for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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