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Marti Pellow to star in Evita tour

The Wet Wet Wet star to take on the role of Che.

Marti Pellow

Evita will be performed at New Wimbledon Theatre in London for 6 shows only from Wednesday 15th May before embarking on a national and international tour.

Wet Wet Wet singer Marti Pellow will take on the role of Che, the show’s narrator who reflects the voice of the Argentine people as Eva Peron rises to fame. Madalena Alberto will play Eva with Mark Heenehan, Nic Gibney, Sarah McNicholas, Hannah Grover, Natalie Day, Emily Goodenough, Verity Burgess, Laura Emmitt, Lizzie Ottley, Perry O’Dea, Joe Maxwell, Joel Elferink, Stuart MacIver, Joseph Connor, Ryan Pidgen, Anthony Ray, Anthony Hewitt and David Burilin completing the cast.

The synopsis for the show is:

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 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, including the Oscar winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, 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.

Evita has lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The full tour dates are:

Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 May

New Wimbledon Theatre

Box Office: 0844 871 7646

www.atgtickets.com

Monday 20 May – Saturday 1 June

Milton Keynes Theatre

Box Office: 0844 871 7652

www.atgtickets.com

Monday 3 – Saturday 15 June

King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Box Office: 0844 871 7648

www.atgtickets.com

Monday 24 – Saturday 29 June

Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Box Office: 0844 871 3017

www.atgtickets.com

Monday 1 – Saturday 13 July

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Box Office: 0114 249 6000

www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Monday 15 – Saturday 27 July

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Box Office: 01603 630 000

www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Monday 29 July – Saturday 10 August

The Lowry, Salford Quays

Box Office: 0843 208 6000

www.thelowry.com

Monday 19 – Saturday 31 August

The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Box Office: 01902 42 92 12

www.grandtheatre.info

Monday 2 – Saturday 14 September

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Box Office: 028 9024 1919

www.goh.co.uk

Monday 16 – Saturday 28 September

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Box Office: 01872 262466

www.hallforcornwall.org

Monday 30 September – Saturday 5 October

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Box Office: 01792 475715

www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Monday 7 – Saturday 12 October

Hippodrome, Bristol

Box Office: 0844 871 3012

www.atgtickets.com

Monday 14 – Saturday 19 October

Mayflower, Southampton

Box Office: 02380 711 811

www.mayflower.org.uk

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