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Evita brings to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Eva Peron
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About The Show

Evita brings to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Eva Peron. Beginning with a young and ambitious Eva, the production follows her meteoric rise to sainthood. The story tells of the enormous wealth and power she gained and the means by which she became the beloved Evita.

Evita’s memorable “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” was recorded and released in 1976 followed by the complete double album release, which went gold. The stage production opened on June 21, 1978 at the Prince Edward Theatre in London with Elaine Paige in the title role and Joss Ackland as her formidable Juan Peron.

Following stints in Los Angeles and San Francisco , Evita premiered on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre on 25th September 1979 . The production ran for an incredible 1,567 performances (more than twice as many as Jesus Christ Superstar). Evita won an impressive seven Tony Awards including Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical of the year. In 1981, the Evita cast recording was awarded a Grammy Award.

Productions of Evita have been performed all over the world, including performances in Austria, Spain, Mexico and South Africa. A revival of the show opened at London’s Adelphi Theatre in 2006, with Argentinian actress Elena Roger as Eva. The production ran until May 2007 and was nominated for a number of awards, including a nomination for Elena Roger as Best Actress In A Musical at the 2006 Laurence Olivier Awards.

In 2008 a new production of the show, directed by Bill Kenwright, toured the UK. It entered the Dominion Theatre for a limited run in September 2014.


Show Licence Agreement & Cost

EVITA is licensed to academic schools and colleges, and youth groups subject to the terms and conditions listed in the respective licences below. When you apply for a licence you will be asked to confirm that you have read and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

If you are an academic school, college or university please click here

If you are a youth group please click here

How Much Does It Cost?

When you make your show licence application you will be taken through to the show licence quotation page. This quote will be based on the details you provide.

To find out the cost of the EVITA show licence in the UK please click here

For details of Hire Music Versions and Costs, please click here

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Cast Requirements


  • 1 Woman
  • 2 Men


  • 1 Woman
  • 1 Men


  • Singing-dancing ensemble consisting of the people of Argentina


  • Eva Peron
  • Peron
  • Che
  • Peron’s Mistress
  • Magaldi
  • Men, Women and Children of Argentina

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The orchestrations available are:

Definitive EVITA 18 Piece

  • Woodwind I (Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo)
  • Woodwind II (Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)
  • Horn I
  • Trumpet I
  • Trumpet II (Trumpet, Flugel)
  • Trombone
  • Guitar (Electric, Acoustic, Spanish, 12 string)
  • Bass Guitar (doubling Contrabass)
  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Keyboard I
  • Keyboard II
  • Keyboard III (doubling Accordion)
  • Violin I
  • Violin II (divisi a 2)
  • Viola
  • Cello

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Definitive EVITA 9 Piece

*This version requires click tracks which are provided with the hire set

  • Trumpet (Trumpet, Flugel)
  • Trombone (Tenor, Bass)
  • Keyboard I
  • Keyboard II
  • Keyboard III (doubling Accordion)
  • Percussion
  • Guitar (Electric, Acoustic)
  • Bass (Electric, Contrabass)
  • Drums

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Set Requirements

EVITA takes place in Argentina between 1934 and 1952.

Specific Locations

  • A Cinema in Buenos Aires
  • A Nightclub in Junin
  • Buenos Aires
  • A Vaudeville Stage
  • Backstage at the Theatre Colon
  • A Bedroom
  • A Balcony
  • The face of the Casa Rosada

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