Marti Pellow to star in Evita

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Wet Wet Wet front man, Marti Pellow, is set to star in well-loved musical, Evita, which comes to the region later this year.

Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita comes to the Grand Opera House in York from June 9-14 and follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately led 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 the seminal 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 rejoins the cast of Evita fresh from an arena tour with Wet Wet Wet.

Tickets went on sale today, and to book please call 0844 871 3024 or visit www.atgtickets.com/york for more details.