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Stanley Townsend, Ian Drysdale, and More Join Cast of ALL ABOUT EVE

Stanley Townsend, Ian Drysdale, and More Join Cast of ALL ABOUT EVE

Further casting has been announced for the world premiere of Ivo van Hove's highly anticipated 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 2nd February at the West End's Noël Coward Theatre.

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.

"Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night."

Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there's Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know All About Eve...don't you...?

Ivo van Hove directs Gillian Anderson and Lily James in his 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 new 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.

Ian Drysdale
Theatre includes: 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).

Television includes: Deep State, Harlots, Doc Martin, Atlantis (Series 2), Suffragette, Southcliffe, Throwback, Fashion, The Verdict, Pulling, Time Gentleman Please, South Bank Show, The Bill, The English Accent.

Film includes: Tulip Fever, Time's Up, Size Matters.

Tsion Habte
Theatre includes: Cuttin' It (Young Vic).

Television includes: Les Miserables, Flack, Liar.

Film includes: Anemone, Night Out.

Theatre includes: A Midsummer Night's Dream (This is My Theatre Company), Sonnet walks (Guildford Shakespeare Company). All About Eve marks Grace's West End debut.

Television includes: Death in Paradise (Series 6-8), Delicious, The Crown, Lucky Man, Doctors and Call the Midwife.

Stanley Townsend
Theatre includes: 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).

Television includes: Finding Joy, The Spy, Traitors, Informer, Redwater, The Collection, Galavant, The Tunnel II, The Hollow Crown II, 24 Live Another Day, New Worlds, Toast, Ripper Street II, Fleming, Quirke, Fresh Meat, Call the Midwife, The Shadow Line, Zen, Spooks, The Commander, Hustle, Waking the Dead, Sherlock and Jerusalem.

Film includes: The Song of Names, The Girl from Mogadishu, The Current War, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Voices, One Chance, Standby, The Phyiscian, Lovely Louise, Killing Bono, Pizza Miracle, Water's Rising, Hilde, Happy Go Lucky, Nativity, Flawless, Into the West, In the Name of the Father, The Van,Tulse Luper and The Libertine.

Theatre includes: 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).

TV includes: Bloody Tales

Charles Hagerty
Theatre includes: 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.

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