Further casting has been announced for the world premiere of Ivo van Hove’s stage production of the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film All About Eve.
Stanley Townsend will play the part of erudite Broadway theatre critic Addison DeWitt alongside Ian Drysdale who appears as Max Fabian, Tsion Habte as Phoebe, Charles Hagerty as Waiter, Grace Stone as Ensemble and Philip Voyzey as the Pianist. Performances will run from 2 February to 11 May 2019at the West End’s Noël Coward Theatre (press night is 12 February).
Previously announced, Emmy Award-winning Gillian Anderson (X-Files, The Fall, A Streetcar Named Desire) will return to the stage alongside Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Downton Abbey, Romeo and Juliet) to lead the cast. BAFTA Award-winner Monica Dolan will play the role of Karen alongside Julian Ovenden as Bill, Sheila Reid as Birdie and Rhashan Stone as Lloyd. Final casting will be announced in the New Year.
Ivo van Hove’s direction will be accompanied by set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.
Ian Drysdale’s theatre credits include: Network, Blood and Gifts (National Theatre), Henry V (Michael Grandage Company), Richard III, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Tempest (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Oedipus (Nottingham Playhouse & Liverpool Playhouse), Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Ivanov (Donmar Warehouse), On The Waterfront (Nottingham Playhouse), Rough Crossing (Headlong), Pilate, Sejanus: His Fall, Thomas More, Hamlet, Macbeth, Brand, Much Ado About Nothing, Antony & Cleopatra (RSC), Treasure Island (Tobacco Factory), Tear From A Glass Eye (The Gate/RNT Studio), Idee Fixe, The Beaux’ Stratagem (Bristol Old Vic), Blue Remembered Hills (Edinburgh Festival), Deathtrap (Northern Lights).
Tsion Habte’s theatre credits include: Cuttin’ It (Young Vic). Television includes Les Miserables, Flack, Liar. Film includes Anemone, Night Out.
Grace Stone’s theatre credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (This is My Theatre Company), Sonnet walks (Guildford Shakespeare Company). All About Eve marks Grace’s West End debut.
Stanley Townsend’s theatre credits include: Incantata (Galway International Arts Festival); Glengarry Glen Ross (Playhouse); Girl from the North Country (Old Vic), The Nether (Royal Court/Duke of York’s); Art (Wyndham’s); King Lear, Gethsemane, Remember This, Guys and Dolls, Phedre, Happy Now?, The Little Clay Cart (National Theatre); The Alice Trilogy, Shining City, Under the Blue Sky, The Weir, Tribes (Royal Court); Trinity for Two, Sacred Mysteries (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); The Gingerbread Mix-Up (St Andrews Lane, Dublin); Prayers of Sherkin (Old Vic); Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Plough and the Stars (Young Vic); Democracy (Bush Theatre); Speed-the-Plow (Project Arts Centre, Dublin); Saint Oscar (Field Day Theatre Company); Sexual Perversity in Chicago, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Country Wife, Nightshade, The White Devil (Rough Magic, Dublin); A View From the Bridge (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh).
Philip Voyzey’s theatre credits include: Frankenstein, Twelfth Night (Barnfield Theatre, Exeter); Cinderella (Exeter Corn Exchange); La Bayadere, The Flames of Paris, Nabucco (Royal Opera House) Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Wind in the Willows, The Accidental Death of an Anarchist (UK Tour); Hamlet (King’s Head Theatre).
Charles Hagerty’s theatre credits include: If/Then (Original Broadway Cast), Cliff in Cabaret (No 1 UK Tour); The Bodyguard (West End and Toronto); Grand Hotel (Southwark Playhouse); A Class Act (Landor Theatre); Wicked (US National Tour); Les Miserables (US National Tour); Jesus Christ Superstar (European Tour); Mame (Goodspeed Opera House); Aspects Of Love, Love Story, Miss Saigon (The Walnut Street Theatre); Oklahoma (The New Theatre); The Fantasticks.