The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita at the Barbican Theatre has been cancelled.
With the decision to keep Barbican Centre closed until the end of June, it has been announced that the planned transfer of Jamie Lloyd’s production of Evita has been cancelled.
The notification on the Barbican Centre website reads as follows:-
“In light of the ongoing situation relating to Covid-19, the Barbican will now be closed until the end June. We are therefore sad to confirm that the forthcoming production of Evita has been cancelled.
All ticket holders will be contacted with regards to refunds, however, as there are a large number of events affected by the venue’s closure, we appreciate your patience.
We are sorry to disappoint our audiences but Regent’s Park Theatre, the producers of the show, are working hard to find a way for the production to return to London soon.”
Evita was a major hit as the centrepiece of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s 2019 season becoming it’s highest-grossing show ever.
The venue’s website also featured the following:-
“To close our building was a poignant moment for us all. We exist to connect people, so we’re still coming to terms with what this means for us as an organisation, as a team, and as a place that welcomes visitors and artists from around the world. We’ll be back as soon as we can and are already looking forward to the moment we can reopen our doors.
All events taking place until Tuesday 30 June 2020 have now been cancelled or postponed. We’re not sure how long we’re going to need to be closed so we’re taking things day by day”
We will be publishing all the updates on performance re-scheduling on our COVID-19 UPDATES PAGE.