Marti Pellow will undertake one of musical theatre’s most coveted roles when he plays Che in the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, EVITA at the Grand opera House Belfast from 3rd to 14th September.
Directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright, the Grand Opera House run is part of EVITA’s UK tour and international tour.
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 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. He joins the cast of EVITA fresh from a solo tour to launch his brand new solo album Hope, released on Monday 18 March.
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.
Tickets available for the show from the box office at www.goh.co.uk or 02890241919