Gillian Anderson and Lily James to star in All About Eve at the Noël Coward Theatre

Gillian Anderson and Lily James to star in All About Eve at the Noël Coward Theatre

Updated On: Oct 9, 2018
By Spencer Rust
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    Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions have announced the world premiere of Ivo van Hove’s highly anticipated stage production of the 1950 film, All About Eve

    The much acclaimed film, based on Mary Orr’s original play Te Wisdom of Eve, remains the only film to receive four female acting nominations.  The Emmy Award-winning Gillian Anderson (X-Files, The Fall, A Streetcar Named Desire) will return to the stage alongside Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Downton Abbey, Romeo and Juliet). BAFTA Award-winner Monica Dolan will join the cast in the role of Karen, alongside Sheila Reid as Birdie and Rhashan Stone as Lloyd. Further casting to be announced soon.

    'Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.'

    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…?

    Ivo van Hove directs in this new adaptation of All About Eve, a razor-sharp, unsettling exposé of the eternal obsession at the heart of show-business. Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors, asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

    Gillian Anderson is an award-winning film, television and theatre actress who won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors' Guild awards for her role as ‘Special Agent Dana Scully’ in the TV series The X-Files

    Lily James graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2010. Her breakout film role was the iconic Cinderella in Disney’s award-winning worldwide hit adaptation directed by Kenneth Branagh. 

    Monica Dolan is a BAFTA award-winning actress whose work spans stage, television and film. Highlights include Rosemary West in Appropriate Adult (ITV) for which she won a BAFTA, Janet in Witness for the Prosecution (Mammoth Screen), and Tracey Pritchard in W1A (BBC). 

    Sheila Reid spent 7 years in Laurence Olivier’s first permanent company at the Old Vic Theatre, playing, amongst many parts, Bianca in Othello and Natasha in The Three Sisters - both subsequently filmed. She is a founder member of the Actors Company and spent two seasons with the RSC; notably as the nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Putana in Tis Pity She’s a Whore and Queen Margaret in Richard III

    Rhashan Stone has appeared on stage in The Strange Death of John Doe and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism & Socialism (Hampstead Theatre); Our Town (Almeida Theatre); Love and Information and Clubland (Royal Court Theatre); Southwark Fair, The Red Balloon, Sweeney Todd (all National Theatre). He has regularly performed for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and the West Yorkshire Playhouse. 

    Ivo Van Hove has been director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam since 2001. From 1998 to 2004, he was Artistic Director the Holland Festival, presenting a varied selection of international theatre, music, opera and dance. 

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