Jamie Lloyd directs an electrifying revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's hit musical.
"Evita" follows the life of Eva Peron who rose from poverty to become the powerful wife of Argentinian President Juan Peron. This revival production is helmed by acclaimed Director, Jamie Lloyd (Cyrano de Bergerac, Betrayal). Nominated for the 2020 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival.
A revelatory staging... Everything is playful, responsive to the gear-shifting nature of the score, which can go from rock to tango in 10 seconds, yet every skittish touch has the weight of an idea.'
...radical staging at the Open Air Theatre strips away all the glamour and passion that characterised Hal Prince's original version...Over and over again, this is a production that surprises.'
The music is immaculately played...In the end, if we never really get to know Evita, that is more the fault of a work that is more interested in creating arresting tableaux than three-dimensional drama.'
Forget everything you know about ‘Evita’: this one properly rocks...Jamie Lloyd’s production wipes the gloss off Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical, creating a pumping, sped-up ‘Evita’ edged with dirt, rust and grime.'