In this new stage version of All About Eve, Gillian Anderson (X-Files, A Streetcar Named Desire) stars as Margo Channing, the role immortalised by Bette Davis in Joseph Mankiewicz’s 1950 film.
Margo Channing, grande dame of the theatre, is a star actress at the peak of fame, worshipped by her fans but haunted by insecurity about ageing and a terror of the abyss. She finds her life invaded by the ingénue Eve Harrington (Lily James) who barely conceals her own ambition to usurp the star on her pedestal.
One of the world’s most innovative and sought-after directors, Ivo van Hove (A View From The Bridge) delves into the ambition, jealousy, egocentricity and cynicism within the entertainment industry and asks what is it with our seeming never-ending obsession with youth and celebrity. With original music by P. J. Harvey.