Ivo van Hove’s take on All About Eve ticks all my boxes at the Noël Coward Theatre, great work from Gillian Anderson, Lily James and a stellar Monica Dolan.
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.
Gillian Anderson and Lily James will star in a strictly limited run of Joseph L Mankiewicz’s All About Eve at the Noël Coward Theatre, adapted from the 1950 classic movie and directed for the stage by Olivier and Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove, playing from 2 February to 11 May 2019 (press night is 12 February).
At its’s best Fiona Doyle’s text is an ambitious, theatrically exciting and fast-moving panorama which conveys something of the breath-taking scope of contemporary migration, as well as details of its horrors.
Kushner’s play has been given the moniker #iHo for short, though quite why that impulse has kicked in now is not clear, for the play is a hard-going three and a half hours full of wordily complex pontifications. The mechanics of social media aside, to suggest that it can be encapsulated in a three letter hashtag feels crudely reductive.
Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Pulitzer prize winning Tony Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, directed by Olivier award winning Michael Boyd, which runs 15 October to 26 November 2016, with a press night on 24 October. Tamsin Greig will play the role of Empty having last been seen …