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All About Eve

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Fearsome obsession comes to the fore in this new adaptation of All About Eve, starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James and directed by Ivo van Hove. Read More >

Fearsome obsession comes to the fore in this new adaptation of All About Eve, starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James and directed by Ivo van Hove.

A razor-sharp, unsettling exposé of the eternal fascination that lies at the heart of show-business, All About Eve follows Margo Channing, a true star of the theatre who positively owns the spotlight, and always has.

But then Margo is introduced to young, beautiful Eve – her biggest fan who can only dream of a Broadway career. Eve’s the sweet, quiet golden girl – the girl next door who simply adores Margo. But as much as Eve knows of Margo, Margo’s about to learn all about Eve…

This stage adaptation of the iconic 1950 Oscar-winning film, which itself was based on Mary Orr’s original play The Wisdom Of Eve, also stars BAFTA Award-winner Monica Dolan in the role of Karen, along with Julian Ovenden as Bill, Sheila Reid as Birdie and Rhashan Stone as Lloyd.

All About Eve is Gillian Anderson’s first major London theatre performance since starring as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire in 2014, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award. The Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors’ Guild-winning star is well known for her role as Special Agent Dana Scully in The X-Files. Lily James, meanwhile, was most recently seen in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again and Baby Driver on screen, as well as playing Juliet in Kenneth Branagh’s recent West End production of Romeo And Juliet.

Ivo van Hove is the internationally award-winning director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam, which he has run since 2001. He has been awarded two Olivier Awards and two Tony Awards for A View From The Bridge, as well as two Obie Awards for More Stately Mansions and Hedda Gabler.

So fasten your seatbelts and get ready for All About Eve – it’s going to be a bumpy night…


all about eve gillian anderson ivo van hove julian ovenden lily james monica dolan rhashan stone sheila reid

Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 02/02/2019

Opening Night: 12/02/2019

Closing Night: 11/05/2019

Running time: TBC

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Cast & Creative


Margo Channing - Gillian Anderson

Eve - Lily James

Karen - Monica Dolan

Birdie - Sheila Reid

Lloyd - Rhashan Stone

Bill - Julian Ovenden

Further casting to be announced.


Director - Ivo van Hove

Producer - Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions

Costume - An D’Huys

Lighting Designer - Jan Versweyveld

Set Designer - Jan Versweyveld

Sound - Tom Gibbons

Author - Joseph L Mankiewicz

Music By - PJ Harvey

About Noël Coward Theatre

St Martin's Lane, London, United Kingdom WC2N 4AA

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