I enjoyed watching “All About Eve” livestreamed to Vue from the National Theatre last night. Based on the 1950 film and Mary Orr’s play ‘The Wisdom of Eve’, this was a gripping experience!
Gillian Anderson (of ‘X-files’ fame, remember that one?) plays Margo Channing, an actress feeling the years tugging at her heels. Lily James plays Eve Harrington, the manipulative noir young lady looking to usurp Channing’s position in the theatre.
There was a delightful twist at the end from the theatre critic Addison DeWitt (played by Stanley Townsend) that was uncomfortable to watch with plenty of contemporary resonance.
A great play makes you FEEL something, and I left this one feeling depressed about getting old (really empathising with Margo) and excited to have seen such a great performance – recommended 🙂