HomeArtsFinal cast announced starring alongside Gillian Anderson in All About Eve

Final cast announced starring alongside Gillian Anderson in All About Eve

Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of Ivo van Hove’s much-anticipated stage production of the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film All About Eve.

Ivo van Hove directs this new adaptation of All About Eve, a razor-sharp, unsettling exposé of the eternal obsession at the heart of show-business. Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this fresh production, from one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors, asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

Rehearsals are underway with Emmy Award-winning Gillian Anderson (TV credits include Bleak House, Great Expectations and US sci-fi series The X Files) starring alongside Lily James (Downton Abbey, War and Peace) to lead the cast.

All About Eve casting announced alongside Gillian Anderson
Jessie Mei Li Credit: The Cornershop PR

Jessie Mei Li will play the role of Claudia Casswell. Jessie trained with the National Youth Theatre and recently appeared in ITV1’s Strangers. This is her professional stage debut. Joining the Ensemble will be Merric Boyd, Fejiro Emasiobi, Chanelle Modi, Stuart Nunn, Phillipa Peak and Michael Warburton. BAFTA Award-winner Monica Dolan will play the role of Karen alongside Ian Drysdale as Max Fabian, Tsion Habte as Phoebe, Julian Ovenden as Bill, Sheila Reid as Birdie, Rhashan Stone as Lloyd and Stanley Townsend as Addison DeWitt. Charles Hagerty, Grace Stone and Philip Voyzey will also appear in the Ensemble.

Performances will run from 2nd February at the West End’s Noël Coward Theatre. All About Eve will run for 14 weeks with reduced priced previews beginning on 2nd February 2019.

Title: All About Eve Writer: Joseph L Mankiewicz Adapted and directed for the stage by: Ivo van Hove Set and Lighting: Jan Versweyveld Costume: An D’Huys Music: PJ Harvey Sound: Tom Gibbons Casting: Julia Horan CDG Venue: Noël Coward Theatre Dates: 2nd February 2019 – 11th May 2019 Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, with Thursday & Saturday matinee performances at 2.30pm Box office: AllAboutEvePlay.com / Call 0844 482 5151 (Please note: Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.)

Angela Johnson
Angela Johnson
Angela is Theatre Editor at Entertainment Focus. A journalist and writer, she's a 'plastic' scouser now living in London. She loves absorbing all 'the arts' the capital has to offer, especially live comedy.

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