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Ben Forster to star in West End run of Evita

Ben Forster, who won ITV’s Superstar talent contest, is to play Agustin Magaldi in the forthcoming West End run of Evita.

Forster joins the previously announced Marti Pellow, who plays Che, and Madalena Alberto, who takes the role of Eva.

The show – which will have 55 performances – opens on September 16, with press night on September 22.

After winning Superstar, Forster appeared in an arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar in both the UK and Australia.

Read the review of Jesus Christ Superstar [1]

He was meant to be touring the show in the US this year, however that production was pulled last minute, resulting in Lloyd Webber launching legal action against the show’s promoter [2].