Marti Pellow, one of music’s most respected artists, will undertake one of musical theatre’s most coveted roles when he plays Che in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, at The Regent Theatre from Monday, 21 October to Saturday, 26 October.
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.
Marti Pellow plays Che, a character who reflects the voice of the Argentine people; linked to Eva by destiny he brings conflict to the story of Eva’s rise to fame.
As a solo-singer, recording artist, and at the beginning of his career with Wet Wet Wet, Marti Pellow has enjoyed virtually un-rivalled chart success, with over 25 hits and three of the UK’s biggest number one singles, including the seminal Love Is All Around. He has performed all over the world, and his West End and Musical Theatre appearances include The Witches of Eastwick, Chess, Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago and Blood Brothers.
Madalena Alberto will play the role of Eva. Her most recent musical theatre credits include the role of Piaf at the Curve Theatre, Leicester, Fantine in the 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables. Other roles include Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde (Union Theatre, London), Carmen Diaz in Fame (UK Tour), Sam in Over the Threshold (Edinburgh and London) and Sonia in Godspell (Union Theatre, London). The Portuguese singer-songwriter also released her album Heart Condition in 2012.
Completing the cast are 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.
Evita is presented by Bill Kenwright by special arrangement with the Really Useful Group, with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Tickets are now on sale and are available in person from The Regent Theatre Box Office, by calling 0844 871 7649 or visiting www.atgtickets.com/stoke.