National Theatre Live: All About Eve
National Theatre Live
All About Eve
By Joseph L Mankiewicz
Adapted and directed for the stage byÂ Ivo van Hove
Gillian AndersonÂ (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) andÂ Lily JamesÂ (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.
All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now thereâ€™s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eveâ€¦donâ€™t youâ€¦?
Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the worldâ€™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.
All About Eve is adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play â€œThe Wisdom of Eveâ€ by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An Dâ€™Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winnerÂ PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbonsâ€™ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.
Photographs: Gillian Anderson by Pari Dukovic and Lily James by Perou. Design: Bob King Creative.