Dates announced for UK tour of Evita

The international tour of Evita reaches the UK next month, opening at Torquay Princess Theatre on March 13.

The production has already visited Luxembourg and the United Arab Emirates, and will also visit Turin in May before returning to the UK.

Returning to the title role of Eva Perón is Madalena Alberto, in a role she played at London’s Dominion Theatre in 2014.

She has also appeared in Les Miserábles, Cats and Piaf.

Italian performer Gian Marco Schiaretti will continue in the role of Che, and leading London and Broadway performer Jeremy Secomb joins the cast as Juan Perón.

With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Evita tells the story of Eva Perón, the wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Perón.

The Oscar-winning film version starred Madonna and Antonio Banderas.

It features some of the most famous 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.

After Torquay, the musical visits Birmingham, Truro, Shrewsbury, Swansea, Chester and Bradford.

It then heads to Italy for a run in Turin, before returning to the UK, opening at Glasgow (May 14-19). The show then moves to Newcastle and Grimsby.

Further dates have been announced but the casting is still to be confirmed. These dates are: Woking, Bromley, Belfast, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Crawley, Coventry, Londonderry, Aberdeen, Brighton and Southsea.

Picture of Madalena Alberto and previous cast by Keith Pattison.