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Evita to return to the West End this summer

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical will open at the Phoenix

Emma Hatton
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Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Evita will run at the Phoenix Theatre for 12 weeks this summer.

The show will star Emma Hatton in the lead role of Eva Perón. Hatton's previous theatre credits include playing Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked, We Will Rock You at the Dominion and Dreamboats and Petticoats. She played Perón in a touring production of the show earlier this year.

Gian Marco Schiaretti will play Che. Schiaretti played the title role in the Disney musical Tarzan in Stuutgart.

The full cast includes Oscar Balmaseda, Sarah O'Connor, George Arvidson, Lewis Barnshaw, Jessica Ellen, Callum Fitzgerald, Kellie Gnauck, Dominic Adam Griffin, Joe McCourt, Jude Neill, Jordan Oliver, Chrissie Perkins, Oliver Slade, Matias Stegmann and Yuval Zoref.

Evita follows the journey of Eva Perón, the wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Perón. The score includes favourites such as "Don't Cry for Me Argentina", "On This Night of a Thousand Stars" and "Another Suitcase in Another Hall".

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Evita will run at the Phoenix Theatre from 2 August to 14 October, with previews from 28 July.

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