Leicester’s Curve Theatre to stage new production of ‘Evita’

The show will play for a limited run starting next autumn, led by acclaimed director Nikolai Forster. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the piece tells the story of Eva Perón’s ascend from rags to riches, featuring some of the most iconic songs both in theatre and music history.

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“Evita stands as one of the definitive musicals of all time and we are beyond excited to be presenting a brand-new Made at Curve production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece later this year”, says Forster, “Eva Perón has now acquired legend status; her profoundly moving story is fascinating and remains intensely relevant to the world in which we live today”. “We’ve always tried to offer our audiences here in Leicester bold and visually arresting productions of the great musicals”, adds Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford. “Evita promises to continue this tradition, as we aim high and try to match the original ambition Tim and Andrew had when they first created this extraordinary piece of musical theatre. All of us at Curve look forward to delivering a brand-new production of this astonishing musical to our stage.”

Both a stage and film classic, Evita is one of the most renowned and popular musicals of all times – telling the fascinating story of Eva Duarte (later de Perón) and her ascend from poverty to the highest ranks of society through the arts of manipulation. Loved or despised, but always the talk of country, the show is narrated through an iconic award-winning repertoire, including such famous songs as Buenos Aires, Another Suitcase in Another Hall, High Flying Adored, Oh What a Circus and of course the anthemic Don’t Cry for me Argentina.

Evita will play from 27 November 2023 to 13 January 2024. Tickets will be on sale later this month and available on the following link.

By Guillermo Nazara

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