All About Eve

All About Eve

Noel Coward Theatre · 02 FEB - 11 MAY

A razor-sharp, unsettling exposé of the eternal obsession at the heart of show-business.

“Lily James and Gillian Anderson star in this story about a young starlet who uses her relationship with an ageing star as her route to the top. It's had mixed reviews but everyone seems to agree that Gillian Anderson is wonderful, not least our users!”


All About Eve is based on the short story "The Wisdom of Eve," by Mary Orr. The film, made in 1950, was written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starred Bette Davis, who portrayed the character of Margo Channing, a prominent yet aging Broadway star

Critic reviews

Gillian Anderson and Lily James give fine performances but this version of the 1950 film might be a little too clever for its own good

The Guardian

Lily James lacks peculiarity in uninspired screen-to-stage affair

The Telegraph

Gillian Anderson and Lily James star in Ivo van Hove's adaptation of Joseph L Mankiewicz's film


Gillian Anderson makes a cool, contained Margo Channing

Evening Standard

Gillian Anderson is arresting in emphatically successful update of classic film

The Independent

Gillian Anderson impresses in a glossy but mechanical staging of the classic Hollywood film

The Stage

Gillian Anderson gives an incredible turn as Broadway actress Margo Channing, opposite Lily James’s young rival Eve

Time Out

Multimedia staging knocks the wit out of this melodrama

The Times

An acting masterclass from Gillian Anderson

Financial Times

Date & time

Show ended
Sat 2 Feb - Sat 11 May, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


Noel Coward Theatre
St Martin's Lane WC2N 4AU London, UK · Get Directions
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