New Tour: Evita
Written by Jamie Griffiths on February 9, 2023
Evita: New Tour Announced
Leicester’s Curve theatre will stage a brand-new production of Evita, running 27 November 2023 to 13 January 2024. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical will be directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, whose recent acclaimed productions include Billy Elliot the Musical (winner of Best Musical Production at the UK Theatre Awards), The Wizard of Oz, A Chorus Line, West Side Story and Sunset Boulevard.
As Eva Duarte, a child born into poverty, she followed her dreams of becoming an actress. As Eva Perón, she captured the hearts of Argentina’s working classes, broke new ground for women in politics and became the most powerful woman in Latin America. Follow the wild days and mad existence of one of history’s most glamorous, glorified and divisive figures in this multi-award-winning musical, which features countless unforgettable songs including ‘Buenos Aires’, ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, ‘’Oh What a Circus’ and the anthemic ‘Don’t Cry for me Argentina’.
Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said: “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. 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 and 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.”
Madonna sings Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina as Evita in the 1996 film adaptation