Rave Reviews for Evita's West End Return!
| By Jacob Porteous
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's much-loved musical Evita makes a West End return for a limited run at the Dominion Theatre this September. Wet Wet Wet frontman Marti Pellow stars as Che and Madalena Alberto plays Eva Peron.
Evita recounts the life of Eva Peron, the wife of former Argentine dicator Juan Peron. It's charts her early life, her rise to political power and being seen as a spiritual leader in Argentina, through to her death. The score features some of the biggest hit songs ever written, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night Of A Thousand Stars, Another Suitcase In Another Hall, Oh What A Circus, You Must Love Me and many more.
‘SHOUT IT LOUD. EVITA IS BACK WITH A BANG.
‘A GRIPPING REVIVAL OF TIM RICE AND ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S FINAL COLLABORATION. CONTROLLED COMPELLING PLAYING. MADALENA ALBERTO’S STAR-MAKING TURN IS SIMPLY SUPERB. A STUNNING PORTRAYAL’
‘BUENO! MISS ALBERTO IS SUPERB. THIS TOO-BRIEF REVIVAL REMINDS US OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S SUPERB MELODIES. SENORA PERON MAINTAINS HER SPECIAL HOLD’
‘MARTI PELLOW PLAYS A COMMANDING CHE’
‘TIM RICE’S WITTIEST LYRICS & ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S FINEST SCORE’
‘A GOLD-PLATED WINNER. ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER AT HIS BEST. MY ALL-TIME FAVOURITE TIM RICE LYRICS’
Mail On Sunday
‘MADALENA ALBERTO IS SUPREME'
‘A STAR IS BORN! THE MAGNIFICENT MADALENA ALBERTO’S SHATTERING CONVICTION AND STUNNING VOCALS. ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER AND TIM RICE’S MASTERPIECE IS GIVEN A NEW INTENSITY AND EPIC SWEEP’
‘TIM RICE AND ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S PARTNERSHIP IS THE STUFF OF LEGEND. HERE’S WHY!’
What’s On Stage
The original London production of Evita opened in 1978 after an initial concept album two years previously. Having also proved a success on Broadway the show has seen other revivals in the West End in 2006 and a recent Broadway revival in 2012. The piece gained a wider global saturation with a 1996 movie version starring pop megastar Madonna in the title role and Spanish actor Antonio Banderas which was widely acclaimed and led to wins at both the Golden Globes and the Oscars.
Back in the West End for only 55 performances, book your Evita tickets today!