NT: All About Eve

A cinema classic transfers to the West End stage. Live from the Noel Coward Theatre.

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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, A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old. Gillian Anderson (A Streetcar Named Desire) returns to the West End as Margo, with Lily James (Mama Mia, Here We Go Again!) is the young pretender. Look out for the music, specially written for the play by PJ Harvey.

And, since we are a cinema, a little back story:  Joseph L Mankiewicz directed the film, which starred Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and George Sanders. In won 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. We think this is a timely transition to stage for this perennial story!


Film Information

130 mins

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