All About Eve at Noel Coward Theatre tickets
All About Eve at Noel Coward Theatre tickets

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About the show

Gillian Anderson stars alongside Lily James in a thrilling new stage adaptation of All About Eve, playing for a strictly limited West End season. Running at the Noel Coward Theatre, the twisted tale is a fascinating look into obsession, jealousy and ambition, as a fading theatre star hires a golden girl superfan as an assistant.

Based on the 1950 film of the same name starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter, as well as Mary Orr’s original play The Wisdom of Eve, All About Eve follows Broadway star Margo Channing as she becomes concerned that the spotlight will fade on her once she hits 40. Soon, golden girl Eve arrives. A young, beautiful woman who professes to be Margo’s biggest fan, her arrival quickly everything gets turned upside down.

Gillian Anderson (The X Files, A Streetcar Named Desire) stars as Margo Channing, alongside Lily James (Romeo and Juliet, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again) as Eve. Further casting includes BAFTA Award-winner Monica Dolan as Karen, Stanley Townsend as theatre critic Addison DeWitt, Sheila Reid as Birdie, Julian Ovenden as Bill and Rhashan Stone as Lloyd. Ian Drysdale plays Max Fabian, Tsion Habte is Phoebe, Charles Hagerty is Waiter, Grace Stone plays Ensemble and Philip Voyzey takes on the part of the Pianist.

Ivo van Hove directs, following the recent Broadway transfer of his National Theatre production of Network. The production also features set and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and sound design by Tom Gibbons, with music from two-time Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey.

Taking a keen look at our obsession with celebrity and fascination with youth and identity, All About Eve is a story that never gets old. Playing a strictly limited season at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre, the production runs from 2 February 2019, with a press night on 12 February 2019.

Recommended for

All theatre fans should try and visit this production, which is a thrilling play with a star-studded cast. Fans of Lily James and Gillian Anderson now have the opportunity to see them live on stage!

Age Recommendations: TBC

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours (no interval)
Opened: 02 Feb 2019
Press night: 12 Feb 2019
Booking from: 11 May 2019
Booking until: 11 May 2019

Location and map

Noel Coward Theatre
St Martins Lane
London, WC2N 4AU

214 Reviews Add review

Was hyped to see this but a bit disappointed. Very hi tech production with lots going on, sometimes too much so you didn't know where... More

mssmittenkitten 5'10, 92 reviews, 6 helpful votes

We really enjoyed the performance and the use of screens showing action off stage gave the production a really modern, edgy feel. Gillian... More

marinab1 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Having seen the original film I understood the storyline maybe if I hadn't have watch film prior I may have found it a bit confusing... More

Queenie 5'2, 78 reviews, 41 helpful votes

5 star performances of a 3 star play for me. Worth going to see the incredible performances, but if it had been a different cast I... More

Jamb0r 178, 182 reviews, 8 helpful votes

All About Eve is a very good production. Gillian Anderson is a revelation as Margo Channing and Lily James does not disappoint as... More

joc78 5"4, 435 reviews, 7 helpful votes

Very good show and fantastic cast. Two lead actresses absolutely brilliant. Based on a highly successful film. And we loved the very... More

mikeconlan999 5"10, 46 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Great show, fabulous cast who deliver a polished performance, simple set changes did not affect the flow. Clever use of cameras and... More

emmag4 1 review, 0 helpful votes

This is a simply superb show. The story is intense and sinister throughout, keeping you on the edge of your seat and Gillian Anderson... More

emilydiver 5"0, 292 reviews, 15 helpful votes

Great show with modern flourishes seen in the director's other works. Great performances all round, especially Anderson and James,... More

jaimecretten 5 "9, 131 reviews, 1 helpful vote