Marti Pellow to take on coveted role
2:33pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in What's On
MARTI Pellow, one of music’s most respected artists, will undertake one of musical theatre’s most coveted roles, when he plays Che in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece, Evita, at Swansea Grand Theatre next week.
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 twenty 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. His West End and musical theatre appearances include The Witches of Eastwick, Chess, Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago and Blood Brothers.
The show will run from from Monday, September 30 to Saturday, October 5 at 7.30pm, with matinee performances on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm.
Tickets are available from the Box Office on 01792 475715 or can be purchased online at www.swanseagrand.co.uk and are £16.50 - £34.50* with selected concessions available on selected performances and a 2 for 1 offer on the opening night (subject to availability in selected seating zones only)
*All tickets are subject to a 50p Restoration Fund contribution.