Following a sell-out season at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, this turbocharged show lights up the Barbican over summer: ‘Forget everything you know about Evita: this one properly rocks’ (Time Out).
From a life of poverty to spiritual leader of the nation, Eva Perón was loved, hated, derided and venerated. Dividing the Argentinian people with her patriotic speeches, her ambition, glamour and magnetism transformed her into one of the world’s first major political celebrities.
Jamie Lloyd reinvents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical, its chart-topping score including ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’, ‘Oh What A Circus’, ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’ and ‘You Must Love Me’ – the winner of an Oscar for Best Original Song.
Age restrictionSuitable for ages 10+
Running time2hr 10min (inc. interval)
Performance dates27 June 2020 - 22 August 2020
ContentStrobe lighting and flashing lights are used several times during the performance. Contains jarring loud noises, fire, and theatrical smoke.
A post-show talk will be held on Tuesday, 21 July that is free of charge for same-day ticket holders.
AccessCaptioned performance on Tuesday, 4 August. Audi-described performance with Touch Tour at 6.30pm on Tuesday, 11 August.
Venue InformationBarbicanSilk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
News / Productions
Evita musical at The Barbican cancelled due to coronavirus closure
The upcoming summer run of Jamie Lloyd's Evita at The Barbican Centre has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The venue will remain closed until 30 June and the show will not be returning later this year. The musical may return to London later on down the road, though all current tickets are now invalid. Ticketholders for this production do not need to contact their point of sale as refunds will be issued automatically.
1 Apr, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Awards
Winners announced for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards
The winners have been unveiled for the 65th Annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
25 Nov, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Productions / New Shows + Transfers
Evita musical to transfer to The Barbican Centre in 2020
It has recently been announced that the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre production of Evita will officially be transferring to The Barbican for a strictly limited eight-week run next summer. Tickets for the Evita revival are on sale now!
1 Nov, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Features / Interviews
An Interview with Evita's Emma Hatton
Evita, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s much-loved musical about the life of Argentine leader Eva Peron, has returned to the West End following a tour of the UK and Europe. We chatted to the show’s leading lady Emma Hatton about taking on the iconic role.
7 Sep, 2017 | By James Astles
Reviews / Features
REVIEW: Evita (in exactly 250 words)
Evita. It takes a while to get into but, once you do, it's compelling, thought-provoking and (of course) strung together by an iconic Lloyd-Webber score. If you're a fan of musicals like Sunset Boulevard, then you either already know, and love Evita, or you will do after seeing this production.
21 Aug, 2017 | By Harriet Wilson