It has been announced that Ben Forster will star as Agustin Magaldi (Eva Peron’s first love) in the West End revival of Evita which opens at the Dominion Theatre later this month.
He joins the previously announced Marti Pellow as Che and Madalena Alberto as Eva. Opening on Monday 22nd September (previews from 16th September), the production will run for 55 performances only until Saturday 1st November.
Evita will be the first show to run at the Dominion following its renovation work and the closure of We Will Rock You. White Christmas opens at the theatre on 12th November starring Aled Jones and Tom Chambers.
Evita charts the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’. The score features ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’, ‘On This Night of a Thousand Stars’, ‘You Must Love Me’, and ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’.