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Evita at the Open Air Theatre - rehearsal images released

Trent Saunders (Che) in rehearsals for Evita at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Photo by Marc Brenner.

Casting news

IMAGES have been released of the cast rehearsing Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita. To view them, click here.

Previously Posted: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have confirmed full casting for their production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita.

Opening on August 2, 2019, Evita is the fastest selling production in the theatre’s history, and two additional matinee performances have been added, due to demand, on Wednesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 28.

Joining previously announced Samantha Pauly (as Eva Perón), Ektor Rivera (Juan Perón), Trent Saunders (Che) and Frances Mayli McCann (The Mistress), will be Adam Pearce as Agustín Magaldi.

The cast also includes: Alexander Barria, Felipe Bejarano, Alex Cardall, Russell Dickson, Lauren Drew, Hannah Fairclough, Chris Fung, Chlöe Hart, Travis Kerry, Jessica Lee, Dale Mathurin, Peter Nash, Sarah Naudi, Mireia Mambo, Marsha Songcome, Bree Smith, Monica Swayne, Oliver Tester, Amy Thornton, Jon Tsouras and Rodney Vubya.

Four children alternate at each performance: Saffia Layla, Ava Masters, Chanai Owusu-Ansah and Ellicia Simondwood.

Adam Pearce recently appeared in the World Premiere of Local Hero, a co-production between the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh and The Old Vic. He also played Max Von Meyerling in Sunset Boulevard (UK Tour) and appeared in The Light Princess (National Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Adelphi Theatre/Chichester Festival Theatre), and Love Never Dies and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Adelphi Theatre).

Evita premiered in the West End in 1978, and features a chart-topping score including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, Oh! What A Circus, Another Suitcase in Another Hall, and the Academy Award-winning You Must Love Me, originally performed by Madonna in the motion picture.

Evita is produced by William Village and Timothy Sheader for Regent’s Park Theatre Ltd by special arrangement with The Really Useful Group Limited.

Evita runs from Friday, August 2 to Saturday, September 21, 2019.

NB: Samantha Pauly will not appear at the matinee performances on August 21 and 28.

Read more about Evita.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs at the Open Air Theatre from June 28 to July 27, 2019.