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Gillian Anderson and Lily James to star in All About Eve with music from PJ Harvey

Further cast has been announced for Ivo van Hove’s production

Gillian Anderson and Lily James 'All About Eve''
Gillian Anderson and Lily James All About Eve
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It has been confirmed that Gillian Anderson and Lily James will star in Ivo van Hove's upcoming production All About Eve.

Cate Blanchett was originally due to appear in the piece, which will run from 2 February at the Noël Coward Theatre.

Anderson will play Margo Channing in the piece, which also features Monica Dolan, Sheila Reid and Rhashan Stone and music from British recording artist PJ Harvey. Further casting is to be announced.

All About Eve is the stage production of the 1950 film of the same name, which was in turn based on Mary Orr's original play The Wisdom of Eve.

Van Hove directs the piece, which has set and lighting from Jan Versweyveld, costume from An D'Huys and sound from Tom Gibbons.

The original film was written and directed by Joseph L Mankiewicz and starred Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a Broadway star. Eve Harrington, played in the film by Anne Baxter, is a young fan who gets involved in Channing's life. The film received 14 Academy Award nominations and won six, including Best Picture.

Tickets will go on general sale at 10am on 28 September. The show runs for 14 weeks from 2 February to 11 May 2019 with an opening night on 12 February.