“Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?”
Ivo Van Hove directs Gillian Anderson and Lily James in his new adaptation of ‘All About Eve’, ‘a razor-sharp, unsettling exposé of the eternal obsession at the heart of show-business’ for a strictly limited run at London’s Noël Coward Theatre.
Joining Emmy Award-winning Gillian Anderson (X-Files, The Fall) as Margo and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Downton Abbey) as Eve ,will be Julian Ovenden (Bill), BAFTA Award-winner Monica Dolan (Karen), Sheila Reid (Birdie), and Rashan Stone (Lloyd).
Further casting will include Ian Drysdale (Max Fabian), Tsion Habte (Phoebe), Charles Hagerty (Waiter), Grace Stone (Ensemble), Stanley Townsend (Addison DeWitt) and Philip Voyzey (Pianist).
Two-time Olivier Award- and two-time Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove’s direction will be accompanied by set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.
The highly anticipated stage production of the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film ‘All About Eve’, written by Joseph L Mankiewicz, based on Mary Orr’s original play ‘The Wisdom of Eve‘, is presented by Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions. The film, that received 14 Academy Award nominations, winning six – including Best Picture – remains the only film to receive four female acting nominations.
The production will run from 2nd February 2019 to 11th May 2019, with an official opening night on 12th February 2019, and reduced priced previews beginning on 2nd February 2019. Over 20,000 tickets will be available at £25 or under during the run.
“Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors, asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old”.
“Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night”.