All About Eve

All About Eve

NT Live-All About Eve

Thursday 25th April 2019.

Doors Open 6.30pm | Show Starts 7pm.

Cabaret Seating | Tickets £19


Ivo van Hove will direct a new adaptation of All About Eve, the Academy Award-winning film by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring actresses Gillian Anderson and Lily James.


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.







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