The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Tony- and Olivier Award-winning Evita, which begins performances August 2 for a run through September 21.
The Jamie Lloyd-directed staging of the 1978 rock musical is the fastest-selling production in the theatre’s history, prompting the announcement of two additional matinee performances on August 21 and August 28.
Adam Pearce (The Light Princess, Love Never Dies) joins the cast as Agustín Magaldi alongside previously announced American actor Samantha Pauly (Six), who makes her U.K. debut in the title role.
Principal casting also includes Ektor Rivera (Emilio Estefan in On Your Feet! on Broadway and U.S. tour) as Juan Peron, Trent Saunders (Aladdin) as Che, and Olivier nominee Frances Mayli McCann (Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour) as the Mistress.
Newly announced ensemble members are 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.
The Evita creative team includes production designer Soutra Gilmour, choreographer Fabian Aloise, musical supervisor Alan Williams, lighting designer Jon Clark, sound designer Nick Lidster for Autograph, and associate director of voice and text Barbara Houseman. U.K. casting is by Will Burton CDG for DGA, with U.S. casting by Tara Rubin Casting.