Emma Hatton to star as Eva Peron in EVITA UK Tour 2017

Following its smash hit run at London’s Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright’s production of the extraordinary musical, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, is set to thrill audiences once again across the UK, opening in Bromley on Thursday 12 January.

Taking on the iconic role of Eva Perón will be one of musical theatre’s most exciting leading ladies today, Emma Hatton. She recently finished wowing audiences in the lead role of Elphaba in the West End’s production of Wicked. Prior to this she performed the principle roles of Scaramouche and Meatloaf in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre, and Donna in the West End production of Dreamboats and Petticoats.

In addition to her success in musical theatre, Emma continues to perform regularly as a jazz and blues singer to much critical acclaim, with previous residencies and appearances including The Savoy Hotel, and Ronnie Scott’s. Her one-woman show, Songbird, sold out at the Live at Zedel’s season for Crazy Coqs and was followed by Unforgettable at the Jazz Café for the London Jazz Festival. In 2015, Emma recorded her first EP with Anthony Strong entitled Merry Christmas, Darling which went straight to Number 1 in the iTunes Jazz charts and she is currently working with Anthony on her next EP.

Making his UK debut is leading Italian performer Gian Marco Schiaretti who will be taking on the role of 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. Gian Marco Schiaretti most recently played the title role of Tarzan in Disney’s Musical Tarzan, in Stuttgart. Prior to this he played Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet across Italy.

Joining them will be Kevin Stephen-Jones, set to play Argentine President Juan Perón. He has performed extensively across the UK and Europe in over 20 different operas. His musical theatre credits include Cats, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Love Beyond.

The cast is completed by Oscar Balmaseda, Sarah O’Connor, Natalie Langston, George Arvidson, Lewis Barnshaw, Jessica Ellen, Callum Fitzgerald, Kellie Gnauck, Dominic Adam Griffin, Kate Leiper, Joe McCourt, Jude Neill, Chrissie Perkins, Oliver Slade, Matias Stegmann and Yuval Zoref.

Telling the story of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Perón, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately lead her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people.

With more than 20 major awards to its credit, and an Oscar winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is iconic. Featuring some of the best loved 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, this spectacular production promises once again to be the theatrical event of the year. Don’t miss the 2017 UK tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s extraordinary musical Evita.

 

EVITA – 2017 UK & INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES

Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 January
Box Office: 020 3285 6000
Bromley, Churchill Theatre
Website: www.churchilltheatre.co.uk

Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 January
Box Office: 02380 711811
Southampton, Mayflower Theatre
Website: www.mayflower.org.uk

Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 January
Box Office: 0844 871 3017
Liverpool, Empire Theatre
Website: www.atgtickets.com

Tuesday 31 January – Saturday 4 February
Box Office: 0844 871 7649
Stoke-on-Trent, Regent Theatre
Website: www.atgtickets.com

Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 February
Box Office: 0844 871 3014
Edinburgh, Playhouse Theatre
Website: www.atgtickets.com

Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 February
Box Office: 0844 871 3012
Bristol Hippodrome
Website: www.atgtickets.com

Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 February
Box Office: 0844 871 7646
New Wimbledon Theatre
Website: www.atgtickets.com

Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 March
Box Office: 0844 871 3020
Oxford, New Theatre
Website: www.atgtickets.com

Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 March
Box Office: 0843 208 6000
Salford Quays, The Lowry
Website: www.thelowry.com

Monday 20 – Saturday 25 March
Box Office: 029 2087 8889
Cardiff, New Theatre
Website: www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

Tuesday 28 March – Saturday 1 April
Box Office: 0844 871 3024
York, Grand Opera House
Website: www.atgtickets.com

Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 April
Box Office: 0844 871 3022
Sunderland Empire
Website: www.atgtickets.com

Tuesday 11 – Sunday 23 April
Box Office: +49 89/55234444
Deutsches Theater, München
Website: www.deutsches-theater.de

Tuesday 25 – Sunday 30 April
Box Office: +41 44 318 62 62
Theater II, Zurich
Website: www.musical.ch/de/theater11zuerich

Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 May
Box Office: 01902 429 212
Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre
Website: www.grandtheatre.co.uk

Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 May
Box Office: 0844 848 2700
Leeds Grand Theatre
Website: www.leedsgrandtheatre.com

Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 May
Box Office: 0844 871 7652
Milton Keynes Theatre
Website: www.atgtickets.com

Tuesday 30 May – Saturday 3 June
Box Office: 01322 220000
Dartford, Orchard Theatre
Website: www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

Tuesday 6 – Saturday 17 June
Box Office: 00353 1 677 7999
Dublin, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Website: www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 June
Box Office: 0844 856 1111
Blackpool, Winter Gardens
Website: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk

Tuesday 4 – Sunday 9 July
Box Office: +41 511 9999 1111
Staatsoper, Hanover
Website: www.staatstheater-hannover.de

Tuesday 11 – Sunday 16 July
Box Office: +41 61 699 88 99
Musicaltheater, Basel
Website: www.musical.ch/de/musicaltheaterbasel

Tuesday 18 – Sunday 23 July
Box Office: +49 211 89 25 211
Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Dusseldorf
Website: www.operamrhein.de