A new stage adaptation of the classic 1950 film opens in the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre starring Gillian Armstrong and Lily James and transmitting live in Cinemas.
The legendary 1950 Bette Davis film, which also featured one of Marilyn Monroe’s earliest screen performances, has been adapted by Ivo Van Hove, who also directs the production. 'All About Eve' tells the story of 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…? Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old. It has been designed by Jan Versweyveld, with new music from PJ Harvey. It will be the first time Anderson has appeared on the London stage since her Evening Standard Theatre Award-winning performance in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' at the Young Vic in 2014. The cast of the production, which looks set to be one of the biggest shows of the year, also includes Monica Dolan, Ian Drysdale and Julian Ovenden. 130m approx
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
Thu 11 Apr 19:00 (Live)
Sun 28 Apr 15:00 (Encore)