Another opening night in the West End, and two exciting talents hit the stage in Gillian Anderson and Lily James. But as Ivo van Hove's hotly-anticipated adaptation of All About Eve opens at the Noel Coward, perhaps it pulls back the curtain and reveals a thing or two about power, age and the stage.Based on the 1950 film by Joseph L Mankiewicz - which in turn is based on an earlier play by Mary Orr - it's a true Broadway story. Eve Harington (James) arrives at the stage door, fresh from seeing...
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Ivo van Hove directs a new adaptation of All About Eve, the Academy Award-winning film by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James. The show will be produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions.
All About Eve runs at the Noel Coward Theatre until 11th May 2019, following its opening night on 12th February 2019. All About Eve tickets are on sale now.
Mankiewicz directed the film in 1950, which starred Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and George Sanders. It went on to win six Academy Awards from its 14 nominations, and is the only film in Oscar history to receive four female acting nominations. It is highly regarded as one of the best classic American films ever made, among the first 50 films selected by the United States National Film Registry for preservation.
Gillian Anderson is set to appear in the London production of All About Eve as Margo Channing. Anderson is probably best-known for her starring role in the long-running US series The X Files as FBI special agent Dana Scully. Before X Files fame, she started her career on stage, appearing in plays like Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Christopher Hampton's The Philanthropist in the US. She made her London theatre debut in The Vagina Monologues at the turn of the millennium, and went on to appear in a number of subsequent London productions, such as What The Night Is For. The Sweetest Swing in Baseball and A Doll's House. Her most recent stage triumph came at the Young Vic in 2014 when she starred in Benedict Andrews' production of A Streetcar Named Desire, which went on to transfer to Broadway.
English actress Lily James is also set to star in All About Eve in London, and will play Eve Harington. James starred in a number of series of ITV period drama Downton Abbey as Lady Rose MacClare, before her breakthrough Hollywood role came in Disney's live-action remake of Cinderella. On stage, James made her West End debut as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet opposite Richard Madden in Kenneth Branagh's year-long season at the Garrick Theatre.
Belgian director Ivo van Hove is known for his productions such as Roman Tragedies and Obsession at the Barbican Centre, David Bowie musical Lazarus and Network, starring Bryan Cranston at the National Theatre.
All About Eve is at the Noel Coward Theatre in London's West End in 2019 for a limited 14-week run, and tickets are on sale now.
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All About Eve is about Margo Channing, one of Broadway’s biggest stars, but coming up to her forties, she’s worried her career will begin to fade. Eve Harrington, a young fan, is hired as Margo’s assistant and imposes herself on Margo’s life. She cares for Margo’s every need, seemingly anticipating them perfectly, but Margo’s trust wains, especially when she catches the assistant trying on her dress. Margo’s attempts to get rid of her assistant, but the young Eve ends up scoring the role as the actress’ understudy in her latest play instead.
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Cast and creative
By: Bette Davis, based on the film by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Director: Ivo van Hove
Producer: Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions
Cast list: Gillian Anderson, Merric Boyd, Monica Dolan, Ian Drysdale, Fejiro Emasiobi, Tsion Habte, Charles Hagerty, Lily James, Jessie Mei Li, Chanelle Modi, Stuart Nunn, Phillipa Peak, Sheila Reid, Grace Stone,Rhashan Stone, Stanley Townsend, Philip Voyzey and Michael Warburton
Design: Jan Versweyveld
Lighting: Jan Versweyveld
Costume: An D’Huys
Sound: Tom Gibbons
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Images have been released for the upcoming production of All About Eve at the Noël Coward Theatre, starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James.All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing, a Hollywood actress who invites Eve Harington to be her assistant, unaware of the consequences that may occur which could jeopardise her own career.Anderson plays Margo Channing with James as Eve Harington, alongside a cast including Stanley Townsend, Monica Dolan, Sheila Reid and Rhashan Stone.The cast is...
The full cast joining Ivo van Hove's hotly anticipated stage adaptation of All About Eve has been announced.Based on the 1950 film, All About Eve centres on Eve Harrington, a young theatre fan who is infatuated with Broadway star Margo Channing and eventually becomes her assistant. Channing will be played by Gillian Anderson, while Lily James will play the role of Eve, alongside Monica Dolan (Karen), Sheila Reid (Birdie) and Rhashan Stone (Lloyd).Last month, it was announced that Stanley...
All About Eve is set to make its West End premiere next February, starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James. The 1950 hit film has been adapted for the stage by Ivo van Hove, who will also direct the production with music provided by two-time Mercury Prize winner PJ Harvey. Here's everything you need to know about the play before buying tickets for the West End premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre.What is All About Eve? All About Eve is the stage production of the 1950 film of the same name,...
Details have been confirmed for the upcoming West End production of All About Eve at the Noel Coward Theatre, which is set to star Gillian Anderson and Lily James.Directed by Ivo van Hove, All About Eve will be an adaptation of the classic 1950 film of the same name, which follows a highly-regarded acting star and a young fan.It will run at the Noel Coward Theatre from 2nd February to 11th May 2019, with tickets on sale from next Friday, 28th September. There will be an official opening night on...