Sad news, theater fans: You’ve only got a few more chances to see Cats and Evita legend Elaine Paige sing “Memory” and “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” live on stage. The Olivier winner has announced that her 50th anniversary U.K. concert Page By Page By Paige will be her farewell tour. Paige’s swan song series will begin October 9, 2014 at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff. Pass the tissues, please.
“I’ve thought long and hard about this decision, but feel this landmark event, my 50th anniversary, is a good time to bid adieu,” Paige said in a statement. “I’m really look forward to seeing everyone – it’ll be ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye!’” A complete list of Paige’s U.K. tour dates is listed below.
10/9/14 – St. David’s Hall, Cardiff
10/11/14 – Colston Hall, Bristol
10/12/14 – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
10/14/14 – Sage 1, Gateshead
10/15/14 – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
10/17/14 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
10/18/14 – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
10/20/14 – London Royal Albert Hall
10/22/14 – Brighton Dome
Paige has appeared on Broadway in Sunset Boulevard and Follies, and in the West End in Hair, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, Chess, Anything Goes, Sunset Boulevard, The King and I and The Drowsy Chaperone. She garnered an Olivier Award for her portrayal of Eva Peron in Evita.
Click below to see Paige's emotional rendition of "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" from Evita!