From a life of poverty to the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Peron was hailed as the spiritual leader of the nation. Seen as the champion of the poor, her ambition, glamour and power made her the world’s first major political celebrity, winning the adoration of the people.
With a chart-topping score including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, Oh What A Circus, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall - and having “redefined Jesus Christ Superstar for a whole new generation of theatregoers” (WhatsOnStage.com) - Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Evita.
Loved it !
An excellent production of this iconic musical. A very modern interpretation, minimalistic stage but it worked. Actors were full of energy and brought the stage to life, the music was brilliant, overall a great show, well done to all, a very enjoyable afternoon, would highly recommend this show.
My first visit but not my last I can honestly say that it was one of the best shows I have ever seen The players were incredibly talented A wonderful show
Great show, had a fantastic afternoon - lucky to get glorious weather too! Amazing cast, & a very dramatic staging, loved the show. Picnic was lovely before the show, our second time here & will definitely come again.
Fantastic! In spite of the weather
Loved every second!! Brilliant.
Excellent show. Orchestra good and effects. Diction good for solo songs, but sometimes lost in ensemble. Could do with More help to find seats.
Superb choreography, music and singing. But Che was underwhelming. Eva sang the songs as she would if she were at a karaoke. And what was all that business with Che stripping and getting covered with paint then having to take his bows in his underpants? What a ridiculous conception. Like the kings new clothes. Wasn't there someone in the cast who could pipe up and say "you must be joking"? The Lord save us from over arty directors.
A great show in the delightful setting of Regents Park Theatre. Can thoroughly recommend it. Brilliant
Loved it ..... many years since I saw one of the original London stage performances. Seen it a few times since but loved this performance - superb cast and magical setting!
Despite the high winds and short spell of rain, the venue was excellent and the cast surpassed themselves.
Evita was a delight!!! We loved the “minimalistic” & creative costume & act changes!!! BRILLIANT!! The acting & singing were superb!!! The narrator & his “demise” were fantastic!!!!
Unfortunately we did not turn up because the weather was too bad.
Thoroughly enjoyed Evita. Excellent and moving performances
First visit to open air theatrebdid not disappoint. Full cast numbers were great and sound was superb. Too a bit to get used to Evita with flowing black locks having only seen her with the blonde chignon and wasn’t too sure why they had to be in their underwear but all cast performed well. Enjoyed Evita’s paired back numbers more than some of the other songs as voice seemed better in those.
Evita is one of the most iconic musicals of the 20th Century and one could see why an iconoclastic director might want to reinvent it. However, having Eva wander around in bra and panties all evening, replacing the sambas and rumbas of Lloyd Webber's score with street dance, having Che 'tortured' by having buckets of pain thrown over him, whereupon his groans spoil one of Eva's most beautiful lines, shows an arrogant disregard for the show as written. 'Dressed up to the nines', in bra and panties? Really? 'Christian Dior me', having her slip spray painted, really? Beautifully sung and a wonderful orchestra, it is still worth seeing, but with its hand held mics and silly attempts to update (mobile phones? really?) this is more of a overworked concert than a real production of the play. There are some wonderful moments but the silliness (too many balloons and far too many smoke effects, some of which drown the lyrics) undermines this glorious show
I went to Evita last evening having seen the original stage show many many years ago. A totally different production but what a production . It was truly superb. The only slight niggle having just had an operation on my vocal chords was the amount of smoke being used otherwise what a great evening. It even stayed dry!
Lovely venue, not well organised to get to set, very few staff Terrible main singer!
When is it showing
21 Aug 2019 21 Sep 2019
No refunds available after purchase outside of the stated weather policy.
Good To Know
EVITA: IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Ahead of your visit to Evita, we wanted to let you know that latecomers for this production will not be admitted until the interval. Therefore please plan to arrive early, especially if this is your first visit to the Open Air Theatre.
Directions can be found at www.openairtheatre.com/visit.
Similarly, should you need to leave the auditorium during Act 1, you will be able to re-take your seats at the interval. Should you need to leave the auditorium during Act 2, you will be able to watch the remainder of the performance from a television monitor in the bar area.
Act 1 = 55 minutes
Interval = 20 minutes
Act 2 = 55 minutes
Please note: The auditorium and stage are completely uncovered and shows in the main theatre repertoire may be cancelled or abandoned because of the weather (this excludes films and one-off live music and comedy shows which are never cancelled because of the weather).
Tickets are non-refundable in the event of cancellation because of the weather but may be exchanged in accordance with the policy set out in section 5 of Regent’s Park Theatre’s terms and conditions which are at www.openairtheatre.com/terms. Pre-purchased food and drink will be available whatever the weather and no exchange can be offered for these.
Please be aware that all ticket purchases are nonexchangeable and non-refundable unless a show is cancelled for non-weather related reasons.
When Can I Go
2nd August - 21st September 2019
Where Do I Go
Inner Cir, London NW1 4NU