As previously announced, Roger will be joined by Philip Quast as Peron, Matt Rawle as Che, Lorna Want as the Mistress and Gary Milner as Magaldi. Abbie Osman will be the alternate Eva. In the original production of Evita, the alternate Eva played two performances a week. The ensemble for the production comprises Ashley Day, Stuart Neal, Paul Basleigh, Greg Castiglioni, Adam Pearce, Tim Morgan, Mark Heenehan, Kevin Curtin, Halcro Johnston, Jodie Jacobs, Pip Jordan, Emma Harris, Mark Powell, Kirsty Mather, Leila Benn Harris, Aoife Nally, Jackie Marks, Robyn North and Sarah Ryan. John Clarke, Grant Neal, Dean Chisnall, Stephanie Bron, Elizabeth Baron and Fiona Reyes are Swings.
Michael Grandage’s highly anticipated production of Evita will begin previews at London's Adelphi Theatre June 2, with an official opening night set for June 21. The creative team also includes Christopher Oram (design) and Rob Ashford (choreography).
This will be the first major West End revival of the musical since Evita premiered at the Prince Edward Theatre in 1978. Hal Prince’s production made a London star out of Elaine Paige and a Broadway star out of Patti LuPone. Madonna starred in Alan Parker’s 1996 movie version.