All About Eve Promotional Pictures Theatre

THE EVENING STANDARD – Gillian Anderson and Lily James will return to the London stage next year for an adaptation of All About Eve.

The iconic 1950 Oscar-winning film, which starred Bette Davis and and Marilyn Monroe, will be directed and adapted by acclaimed theatre maker Ivo van Hove, with original music by PJ Harvey. Van Hove’s long-time collaborator Jan Versweyveld will design the production.

Anderson, who picked up the Evening Standard Theatre Award for best actress in 2014 for A Streetcar Named Desire , will play the role of Broadway diva Margo Channing. The role remains one of Davis’ most iconic performances, in the first and only film to receive four female acting nominations.

James, last seen on stage opposite Richard Madden in Romeo & Juliet, will play Channing’s number one fan, Eve Harrington. She recently starred in one of the biggest films of the summer, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again , playing a younger version of Meryl Streep’s character Donna.

The cast will also include BAFTA-winner Monica Dolan, Sheila Reid and Rhashan Stone, with more casting yet to be announced.

The production will open at the Noel Coward Theatre on February 2, 2019, for a limited 14 week run (till May 11, 2019). Tickets go on general sale on September 28 at 10am.

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PLAYBILL – Golden Globe-winning actor Gillian Anderson (The Fall, The X-Files) has signed on to star as Margo Channing in the Ivo van Hove-helmed stage adaptation of All About Eve in London, according to journalist Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail.

Last seen on the London stage as Blanche DuBois in the Young Vic revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, she replaces the previously tapped Cate Blanchett, who withdrew from the production earlier this year due to a scheduling conflict.

Joining Anderson as Eve Harrington will be Cinderella star Lily James, soon to be seen as a young Meryl Streep in the upcoming film sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Performances will reportedly begin in February 2019 at the Noel Coward Theatre in London. Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions are attached.

The Oscar-winning 1950 film All About Eve was written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, based on the short story The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr. The movie starred Bette Davis as Channing, the prominent yet aging Broadway star, and Anne Baxter as Eve Harrington, a willingly helpful young fan who insinuates herself into Channing’s life.

The film was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won six, including Best Picture.

Romeo and Juliet Theatre Videos

Here’s a clip of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company asking a group of teenagers to tell the story of “Romeo and Juliet” in their own words. This is what they had to say…

Romeo and Juliet Theatre

BROADWAY – Annoyed that you can’t get to the West End to see Cinderella film stars Richard Madden, Lily James and Derek Jacobi in Romeo and Juliet? Never fear, Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford’s interpretation of the Bard’s classic, set in 1950s Italy, will broadcast to more than 1,200 movie theaters worldwide live from the Garrick Theatre on July 7. “I really think it’s so exciting to see Shakespeare on film and to watch plays displaced from their original setting into a new medium,” said James in a statement. “I can’t wait!” The production is scheduled to play through August 13.

Romeo and Juliet Theatre

Here’s your first look at Lily as Juliet in Kenneth Branagh’s play “Romeo and Juliet”. The play runs at the Garrick Theatre from 25 May to 13 August.

Romeo and Juliet Theatre

The first rehearsal pictures for Lily and Richard Madden’s new play Romeo & Juliet have just been released, you can check them in our gallery! They look so great! Enjoy :)

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The trailer for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company‘s production of Romeo and Juliet, broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and around the world on Thursday 7 July. Book your tickets now at BranaghTheatreLive.com.

Romeo and Juliet Theatre

In 2016, Lily will play Juliet alongside her ‘Cinderella’ co-star Richard Madden in the Kenneth Branagh’s play “Romeo and Juliet”. We added a stunning promotional picture in our gallery!