Marlowe Theatre Presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's EVITA, Starring Marti Pellow
Following its critically-acclaimed run in 2013, Evita will continue to tour the UK into 2014, coming to The Marlowe Theatre later this month.
Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva's journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the "spiritual leader of the nation" by the Argentine people. With more than 20 major awards to its credit, Evita features some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre, including Don't Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night Of A Thousand Stars, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase In Another Hall.
Pellow plays Che, a character who reflects the voice of the Argentine people; linked to Eva by destiny he brings conflict to the story of Eva's rise to fame.
As lead singer of Wet, Wet, Wet and a solo performer, Pellow has enjoyed virtually unrivalled chart success, with more than 25 hits and three of the UK's biggest number one singles, including the seminal Love Is All Around.
He has performed all over the world, and his West End and musical theatre appearances include The Witches Of Eastwick, Chess, Jekyll And Hyde, Chicago, and Blood Brothers. He rejoins the cast of Evita fresh from an arena tour with Wet Wet Wet.
This production introduces Madalena Alberto as Eva. Her musical theatre credits include the role of Piaf at the Curve Theatre, Leicester, and Fantine in the 25th anniversary production of LES MISERABLES. Other roles include Lucy in Jekyll And Hyde (Union Theatre, London), Carmen Diaz in Fame (UK tour), Sam in Over The Threshold (Edinburgh and London), and Sonia in Godspell (Union Theatre, London). The Portuguese singer-songwriter also released her album Heart Condition in 2012.
Mark Heenehan reprises his role as Peron.
Evita is at The Marlowe Theatre from Monday 24 March to Saturday 5 April. Evening performances start at 7.30pm, and Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. There will be a signed performance at 7.30pm on Thursday 27 March, and the show will be audio described and captioned at 2.30pm on Saturday 29 March.
Tickets, priced from £16.50 to £40.50 (concessions available), are from the Box Office on 01227 787787, or at marlowetheatre.com.