All About Eve

BUY TICKETS 7pm Thursday 25 April (encore screening)

Encore screening (recorded at Noël Coward Theatre, London on 11 April)

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing, played by Gillian Anderson. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve (Lily James). 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, 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 The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr.

‘All About Eve’ works terrifically, in part because the cast and script are excellent, and in part because van Hove’s usual box of live video tricks is so apt for a story that always felt half film, half theatre. What I really liked was the woozy ambience of it all. Soundtracked by dreamy, instrumental music – and a couple of songs – courtesy of PJ Harvey, it feels reflective of and sympathetic to Margo and Eve’s discombobulation in an industry that forces them to fight bitterly for every step forward. James has the junior role, but with her flashing, angry eyes she’s excellent at portraying the self-loathing and discontentment that drives Eve …Whatever the case, you probably came to look at Gillian Anderson’s face, and there’s no chance you’ll be disappointed on that score.  Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out

Tickets: Full £20   Adult concessions £18   19-30 £15   18 & under £10
Running time: 2 hrs 30 mins (with no interval)
Doors open: 6.30pm
Certificate: This screening is certified PG – contains scenes of alcohol misuse and infrequent mild violence.