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On sale dates announced for West End Production of Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

Producer Stacey Mindich has announced the on sale dates for the West End production of the Tony award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen.  For those who have registered for priority booking, tickets will go on sale at 12noon (GMT) on Thursday 28 February 2019.  Public booking will follow at 10am (GMT) on Monday 8 April 2019.

Dear Evan Hansen will begin previews at the Noël Coward Theatre on Tuesday 29 October 2019 with opening night on Tuesday 19 November 2019 at 7pm.  Casting will be announced at a later date.

The winner of six Tony awards including Best Musical, as well as the 2018 Grammy award for Best Musical Theatre Album, Dear Evan Hansen is directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif and features a book by Tony award-winner Steven Levenson and a score by the Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning composers ofThe Greatest ShowmanBenj Pasek & Justin Paul.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.  Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is a new musical about life and the way we live it.

Reuniting the original Broadway creative team for this West End production, Dear Evan Hansen features scenic design by David Korins, projection design by Peter Nigrini, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, and hair design by David Brian Brown.  Music supervision, orchestrations and additional arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire.  Ben Cohn is the Associate Music Supervisor.  Vocal arrangements and additional arrangements are by Justin PaulDanny Mefford is the choreographer.  Casting by Jill Green Casting. Sash BischoffAdam Quinn and Danny Sharron are the Associate Directors.Judith Schoenfeld is the Production Supervisor. US General Management 101 Productions, Ltd. Adam Speers is Executive Producer.

Dear Evan Hansen has won the Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Production and for the off-Broadway production, two Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Helen Hayes Awards.  The Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Dear Evan Hansen produced by Atlantic Records, was released in February 2017, making an extraordinary debut on the Billboard 200 and entering the chart at #8 – the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961 – and went on to win the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.  A new deluxe version of the cast recording, including six bonus tracks and a pop cover from Katy Perry of Waving Through a Window is now available digitally.

 Dear Evan Hansen opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre to great critical acclaim on 4 December 2016 where it has broken all box office records and recently celebrated its two-year anniversary.   A record-breaking US national tour launched in October 2018 and in March this year a production will open at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre.

All About Eve to be broadcast live from the Noël Coward Theatre to cinemas across the UK and internationally on 11th April 2019 with National Theatre Live

Gillian Anderson and Lily James
  • All About Eve to be broadcast live from the Noël Coward Theatre to cinemas across the UK and internationally on 11th April 2019 with National Theatre Live 
  • Starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James and directed by Ivo van Hove, All About Eve will be shown in over 2,500 cinemas 
  • All About Eve begins previews in the West End on 2nd February. Best availability from late March 2019

Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions have today announced a live cinema broadcast for All About Eve. The world premiere of Ivo van Hove’s highly anticipated stage adaptation of the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr will be broadcast on 11th April 2019 by NT Live. NT Live screens to 2,500 venues across 65 countries including 700 cinemas in the UK.

With just under two weeks until previews commence at the Noël Coward Theatre, Emmy Award-winning Gillian Anderson and Lily James lead the cast including Monica Dolan, Ian Drysdale, Tsion Habte, Jessie Mei Li, Julian Ovenden, Sheila Reid, Rhashan Stone, Stanley Townsend and Philip Voyzey.

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.

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.

Throughout the run of All About Eve, over 20,000 tickets will be offered at £25 or under. Day Seats will be available each day from 10am at the Box Office, priced at £25. Audiences can also access seats through the Today Tix mobile and online lottery at the same price.

Since launching in 2009, National Theatre Live broadcasts have been seen by an audience of over 8 million people at 2,500 venues in 65 countries. The first season began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Oscar winner Helen Mirren. Recent broadcasts include Julius Caesar with David Morrissey and Ben Wishaw, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Sienna Miller, Follies with Imelda Staunton, Yerma with Billie Piper, Angels in America with Andrew Garfield and Russell Tovey, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead with Daniel Radcliffe and Hedda Gabler with Ruth Wilson. Sky Arts is the UK sponsor for National Theatre Live.

Participating cinemas can be found here: http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk

Final casting announced for strictly limited run of All About Eve at the Noël Coward Theatre

Gillian Anderson and Lily James
Gillian Anderson and Lily James

Gillian Anderson and Lily James

  • Final casting announced for strictly limited run of All About Eve at the Noël Coward Theatre
  • Merric Boyd, Fejiro Emasiobi, Jessie Mei Li, Chanelle Modi, Stuart Nunn, Phillipa Peak and Michael Warburton complete the cast
  • All About Eve will run for 14 weeks with reduced priced previews beginning on 2nd February 2019. Best availability from late March 2019
  • Over 20,000 tickets have been available at £25 or under during the run

Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions have today announced the full casting for the world premiere of Ivo van Hove’s highly anticipated stage production of the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film All About Eve as rehearsals commence.

Jessie Mei Li will play the role of Claudia Casswell with Merric Boyd, Fejiro Emasiobi, Chanelle Modi, Stuart Nunn, Phillipa Peak andMichael Warburton joining the Ensemble. Performances run from 2nd February at the West End’s Noël Coward Theatre.

Previously announced, Emmy Award-winning Gillian Anderson will return to the stage alongside Lily James to lead the cast. BAFTA Award-winnerMonica 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 as Ensemble cast.

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.

Biographies

Gillian Anderson is an award-winning film, television and theatre actress who won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors’ Guild awards for her role as ‘Special Agent Dana Scully’ in the TV series The X-Files.

Her further television credits include critically acclaimed Bleak House (BBC), BAFTA-winning mini-series Great Expectations (BBC), BAFTA-nominated thriller The Fall (BBC), Hannibal (NBC), American Gods (Starz) and the acclaimed mini-series War & Peace (BBC). In 2019 she will play Jean in Netflix’s 8-parter, Sex Education (Netflix).

On stage, Gillian performed at the Young Vic Theatre as Blanche Dubois in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, which relocated to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York and for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award and won Best Actress at the Evening Standard Awards.

Other UK theatre credits include What The Night Is For (Pinter Theatre); The Sweetest Swing In Baseball (Royal Court Theatre) and A Doll’s House (Donmar Warehouse) in 2009 for which she earned her first Olivier nomination.

Gillian’s film credits include The House of Mirth (Granada Productions); The Mighty Celt (BBC Films); The Last King of Scotland (Film 4); Johnny English Reborn (Universal); Shadow Dancer (Paramount); Sold (2016); Viceroy’s House (20th Century Fox) and Crooked House (Sony). Gillian’s latest films have been The Spy Who Dumped Me (Lionsgate) and The Sunlit Night which will be released in 2019.

Lily James graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2010. Her breakout film role was the iconic ‘Cinderella’ in Disney’s award-winning worldwide hit adaptation directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Lily was most recently seen in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (Universal) alongside Meryl Streep, playing ‘Young Donna’. She also appeared in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Studio Canal). Lily’s further film credits include ‘Elizabeth Nel’ in Darkest Hour (Working Title) opposite Gary Oldman, and ‘Debora’ in Baby Driver (Working Title) alongside Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm.

Lily’s most notable TV credits include ‘Lady Rose’ in Golden Globe and BAFTA winning period drama Downton Abbey (ITV), and ‘Natasha Rostova’ in the much-heralded War & Peace (BBC).

For stage, Lily played ‘Juliet’ in Kenneth Branagh’s acclaimed Romeo and Juliet (Garrick Theatre).
Further theatre credits include Vernon God Little (Young Vic Theatre) directed by Rufus Norris, and ‘Desdemona’ in Daniel Evans’ stage production of Othello (The Crucible, Sheffield).

Monica Dolan is a BAFTA award-winning actress whose work spans stage, television and film. Highlights include Rosemary West in Appropriate Adult (ITV) for which she won a BAFTA, Janet in Witness for the Prosecution (Mammoth Screen), and Tracey Pritchard in W1A (BBC).

Most recently Monica has been seen as Peggy O’Dowd in Vanity Fair (ITV), and Marion in A Very English Scandal (BBC) opposite Hugh Grant.

Further TV credits include Inside No. 9 (BBC), The Casual Vacancy (BBC/HBO), Wolf Hall (BBC), and Call the Midwife (BBC).

For stage, Monica appeared in self-penned B*EASTS (Bush Theatre), Plaques & Tangles, The Twits, Birth of a Nation (Royal Court), King Lear, Seagull (Royal Shakespeare Company), Macbeth (Out of Joint), She Stoops to Conquer, A Laughing Matter (Royal National Theatre/Out of Joint) and The Walls (Royal National Theatre).

Ian Drysdale’s theatre credits include 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’s theatre credits include Cuttin’ It (Young Vic).
Television includes: Les Miserables, Flack, Liar.
Film includes: Anemone, Night Out.

Jessie Mei Li trained with the National Youth Theatre and was recently in ITV1’s Strangers. This is her professional stage debut.

Julian Ovenden is widely recognised for his role as Charles Blake in season five of Downton Abbey (ITV). Further television work includes The Crown (Netflix); Knightfall (A+E Studios); Major Crimes (Warner Bros. Television); Death in Paradise (BBC) and Person of Interest (CBS/Warner Bros).  His extensive theatre credits include The Treatment (Almeida Theatre); My Night With Reg (Apollo Theatre/Donmar Warehouse); Showboat (New York Philharmonic); Finding Neverland (Leicester Theatre) and Marguerite (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

Sheila Reid spent 7 years in Laurence Olivier’s first permanent company at the Old Vic Theatre, playing, amongst many parts, Bianca in his Othello and Natasha in The Three Sisters – both subsequently filmed. She is a founder member of the Actors Company and spent two seasons with the RSC; notably as the nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Putana in Tis Pity She’s a Whore and Queen Margaret in Richard III.

Theatre credits also include an Olivier Award-nomination for When I Was A Girl I Used To Scream And Shout (Whitehall Theatre), My Mother Said I Never Should (Royal Court), The Importance Of Being Ernest (Haymarket), Pornography (Tricycle), Into The Woods (Donmar), Filomena (Almeida) and more recently Rasheeda Speaking (Trafalgar Studios), Silver Linings (English Touring Theatre), Pericles (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Maurice’s Jubilee (Edinburgh Festival / UK tour). She is currently in rehearsals for Troilus & Cressida at The RSC.

Ingmar Bergman cast her in his film The Touch, having directed her in Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre. Other films include Brazil, The Winter Guest, Five Days One Summer and, most recently, the short multi award winning O Be Joyful.
She is probably best known on TV as Madge, in the comedy series Benidorm. Other television includes Call The Midwife Christmas special 2014, three series of Doctor Who, Father Brown, Humans III, Psychobitches . She was most recently scene in Murder on The Blackpool Express, and has just wrapped on its sequel, Death On Tyne.

Rhashan Stone has appeared on stage in The Strange Death of John Doe and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism & Socialism (Hampstead Theatre); Our Town (Almeida Theatre); Love and Information and Clubland (Royal Court Theatre); Southwark Fair, The Red Balloon, Sweeney Todd (all National Theatre). He has regularly performed for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

On screen he will appear in the second series of Killing Eve (BBC America) and the third series of Delicious (Sky) with further recent credits including Apple Tree Yard (BBC), Carters Get Rich (Sky 1), The A Word (BBC) and Ballot Monkeys (Channel 4).

Stanley Townsend’s theatre credits include 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.

Philip Voyzey’s theatre credits include 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

Merric Boyd studied at LAMDA and ArtsEd. He has worked extensively with Thee Black Swan Theatre Company, recently appearing in The White Witch (Chelsea Theatre). TV work includes several roles in Derren Browns Trick or Treat and he will soon appear in Autopsy… The Last Hours Of Garry Shandling.

Fejiro Emasiobi is a recent graduate from The Guildford School of Acting. His Theatre credits include I Am Because We Are (Contact) and Life Growing Up (Chiva).

Charles Hagerty’s theatre credits include 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.

Chanelle Modi studied at The Brit School of Performing Arts and The Oxford School of Drama. She has appeared on stage in Unconditionally (Soho Theatre) and can be seen on screen in the new season of BBC1’s Silent Witness.

Stuart Nunn trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. His work in theatre includes Network (National Theatre), Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queens  (Charing Cross Theatre), The Secret Garden (Ambassadors) and Bury the Dead (Finborough Theatre).

Phillipa Peak’s theatre credits include Blithe Spirit (The Mill), Mother Courage and The Glass Menagerie (both National Theatre), The Deep Blue Sea (Royal Exchange), Julius Caesar (Young Vic Theatre), The Taming Of The Shrew and Comedy Of Errors (Nottingham Playhouse) and Two Gentlemen Of Verona (Regents Park Open Air Theatre).

Her film roles include Heartlands and The Claim. For TV she was last seen in the comedy Porter, the three part ITV drama Trauma, Doctors and ITV’s Home Fires further credits include Emmerdale, EastEnders and Summer In Transylvania.

Grace Stone’s theatre credits 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.

Michael Warburton has appeared on stage in Sunny Afternoon (UK Tour), Goosebumps Alice (The Vaults), Blenheim Steps (Mayfair Theatre), Nobody’s Business (Charing Cross Theatre), Loon, Fade to Black, Slap (all Theatre Royal Stratford East), Rupert (Lyric Hammersmith) and more. His screen credits include Masks, American Monster, The Habit of Beauty, Legacy and Superbob.

LISTINGS

Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions present

ALL ABOUT EVE
by 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

Noël Coward Theatre

A Delfont Mackintosh Theatre
85-88 St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4AU

First performance: 2nd February 2019
Opening night: 12th February 2019
Final performance: 11th May 2019

Captioned performance:  12th March 2019
Audio Described performance: 19th March 2019

Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday matinee performances at 2.30pm

Box office details
http://AllAboutEvePlay.com
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Award-winning play THE INHERITANCE holds special performance at the Noel Coward Theatre with Terrence Higgins Trust on World AIDS Day

THE INHERITANCE

The Inheritance, the 2018 Evening Standard Theatre Award-winning ‘Best Play’ by Matthew Lopez, must end its strictly limited engagement at the Noël Coward Theatre on Saturday 19th January. Sonia Friedman, Tom Kirdahy and Hunter Arnold  present the Young Vic production which opened in the West End on Saturday 13th October to widespread critical acclaim, with reviews recognising it as a modern classic, and one of the most important plays for many years.

Directed by multi Olivier and Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry, this landmark production held its world premiere at the Young Vic Theatre earlier this year where it ran for a sold out engagement.

The large ensemble cast of The Inheritance at the Noël Coward Theatre includes: Hugo Bolton, Robert Boulter, Andrew Burnap, Hubert Burton, John Benjamin Hickey, Paul Hilton, Samuel H. Levine, Syrus Lowe, Michael Marcus, Jack Riddiford, Kyle SollerMichael Walters and Vanessa Redgrave.

A generation after the peak of the AIDs crisis, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York? How many words are there now for pain and for love? Matthew Lopez’s major new two-part play explores profound themes through the turbulent and often hilarious experiences of a group of young, ambitious New Yorkers.  What is the legacy left to them by previous generations? What do they owe the future and each other?

Spanning generations and many interlinking lives, The Inheritance brilliantly transposes EM Forster’s novel ‘Howards End’ to 21st century New York.

On 1st December 2018, The Inheritance held a special performance for World AIDS Day with guests helping to raise awareness for Terrence Higgins Trust and their campaign to reach ‘zero HIV’ by ending new transmissions and eliminating HIV-related stigma.

Guests who attended on the day to show support for the charity included Stephen Fry, Stephen K. Amos, Colin Morgan, Bisi Alimi, Zoe Wanamaker, Gawn Grainger, Paris Lees, Tom Hollander, John Partridge, Laura Carmichael, SuRie, Jerry Mitchell, Freida Slaves, Andre de Shields and Michael Cashman.

On Friday 30th November, to mark both World AIDS Day and National Tree-Planting Week, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and cast from The Inheritance, along with representatives from Terrence Higgins Trust and London’s Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Shirley Rodrigues, planted a tree in Potters Field. The ‘Tilia Cordata’ tree, planted outside City Hall and with a stunning view of London Bridge, in remembrance to all the lives lost to AIDS in the past 30 years.

Photography from both events can be downloaded HERE

Terrence Higgins Trust is the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity offering support, information and advice services for those living with and affected by HIV or poor sexual health.

Ian Green, chief executive at Terrence Higgins Trust, said: 

The Inheritance is a truly beautiful piece of theatre and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. World AIDS Day is always a special and emotional day as we wear our red ribbons in remembrance of all the lives lost far too soon since the start of the HIV epidemic. But seeing The Inheritance made it even more special. This important play not only reminds us of how far weve come in the fight against HIV, but also how much more there still is to do  and all the trauma along the way.

Were honoured to have worked in partnership with The Inheritance to mark the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Money raised will help support our ambitious but achievable aim of getting to zero new HIV transmissions in the UK and, as importantly, the work we do across the country to eradicate the stigma and misinformation that still surrounds this virus.”

Sonia Friedman, Producer of The Inheritance, said:

“A huge thank you to Matthew Lopez, Stephen Daldry and to the astonishing cast and company of The Inheritance – the play, production, and audience reached new heights of emotion and intensity on World AIDS Day and it will be a day that every one of us in that theatre will cherish forever.

In the 1980s I was a young stage manager working at The National Theatre; all around me, in our industry, people were dying and struggling. I just felt it was wrong and that I had to do something, so I went to the Terrence Higgins Trust, and asked if I could do something, if I could help.

The voluntary work I did with them and other HIV charities formed who I am and it helped make me a Producer and therefore it is a privilege to be working with them again, 30 years later, for this very special performance. It was a day of remembrance, pain, hope and a day of connection.”

Guests who attended the special performance of The Inheritance on World AIDS Day took to social media in support, including:

Too choked with emotion last night to tweet my astonishment at @inheritanceplay – the most magnificent theatrical experience I can remember. It broke my heart and mended it again: I left the theatre believing in theatre again. I don’t have enough praise. See it!
Stephen Fry

This play, this cast, this production astound and embrace and uplift in ways before unimaginable.
Lord Cashman

I’m honoured to have been in the audience for the World AIDS Day performance of @inheritanceplay at the Noël Coward Theatre, let alone invited on stage. Never seen such rapturous applause. Go see it and please support @THTorguk‘s great work to help end HIV.
Paris Lees

Saw @inheritanceplay on Saturday, Parts 1 & 2. A thoroughly engaging, original piece of theatre. Phenomenal cast, brilliant production. So relevant. See it.
Stephen K. Amos

Matthew Lopez’s new play is directed by Stephen Daldry with set and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti & Christopher Reid, music by Paul Englishby, UK Casting by Julia Horan CDG and US Casting by Jordan Thaler CSA & Heidi Griffiths CSA.

David Lan, who programmed the original production as Artistic Director of the Young Vic, is Executive Producer for the West End production.

Andrew Burnap, John Benjamin Hickey and Samuel H. Levine are appearing with the permission of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange programme between American Equity and UK Equity.

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First Look: The Inheritance Part 1

Gillian Anderson and Lily James to star in Ivo van Hove’s All About Eve at the Noël Coward Theatre

Gillian Anderson and Lily James c Perou
Gillian Anderson and Lily James c Perou

Gillian Anderson and Lily James c Perou

  • Gillian Anderson and Lily James to star in strictly limited run of All About Eve at the Noël Coward Theatre alongside Monica Dolan, Sheila Reid and Rhashan Stone with further casting to be announced.
  • The iconic multi-Oscar winning film has been adapted for stage and will be directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Ivo van Hove. 
  • All About Eve will run for 14 weeks with reduced priced previews beginning on 2nd February 2019.
  • Tickets go on general sale at 10am on 28th September 2018 with presale from 10am on Wednesday 26th September. Over 20,000 tickets will be available at £25 or under during the run.

Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions have today announced the world premiere of Ivo van Hove’s highly anticipated stage production of the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film All About Eve.

The much acclaimed film, based on Mary Orr’s original play “The Wisdom of Eve”, remains the only film to receive four female acting nominations.  The 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). BAFTA Award-winner Monica Dolan will join the cast in the role of Karen, alongside Sheila Reid as Birdie and Rhashan Stone as Lloyd with performances running from 2nd February at the West End’s Noël Coward Theatre. Further casting to be announced soon.

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.

Tickets will go onsale from 10am on 28th September 2018 with presale from 10am Wednesday 26th September.

“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.

GILLIAN ANDERSON (Margo) is an award-winning film, television and theatre actress who won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors’ Guild awards for her role as ‘Special Agent Dana Scully’ in the TV series The X-Files.

Her further television credits include critically acclaimed Bleak House (BBC), BAFTA-winning mini-series Great Expectations (BBC), BAFTA-nominated thriller The Fall (BBC), Hannibal (NBC), American Gods (Starz) and the acclaimed mini-series War & Peace (BBC). In 2019 she will play Jean in Netflix’s 8-parter, Sex Education (Netflix).

On stage, Gillian performed at the Young Vic Theatre as Blanche Dubois in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, which relocated to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York and for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award and won Best Actress at the Evening Standard Awards.

Other UK theatre credits include What The Night Is For (Pinter Theatre); The Sweetest Swing In Baseball (Royal Court Theatre) and A Doll’s House (Donmar Warehouse) in 2009 for which she earned her first Olivier nomination.

Gillian’s film credits include The House of Mirth (Granada Productions); The Mighty Celt (BBC Films); The Last King of Scotland (Film 4); Johnny English Reborn (Universal); Shadow Dancer (Paramount); Sold (2016); Viceroy’s House (20th Century Fox) and Crooked House (Sony). Gillian’s latest films have been The Spy Who Dumped Me (Lionsgate) and The Sunlit Night which will be released in 2019.

LILY JAMES (Eve) graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2010. Her breakout film role was the iconic ‘Cinderella’ in Disney’s award-winning worldwide hit adaptation directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Lily was most recently seen in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (Universal) alongside Meryl Streep, playing ‘Young Donna’. She also appeared in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Studio Canal). Lily’s further film credits include ‘Elizabeth Nel’ in Darkest Hour (Working Title) opposite Gary Oldman, and ‘Debora’ in Baby Driver (Working Title) alongside Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm.

Lily’s most notable TV credits include ‘Lady Rose’ in Golden Globe and BAFTA winning period drama Downton Abbey (ITV), and ‘Natasha Rostova’ in the much-heralded War & Peace (BBC).

For stage, Lily played ‘Juliet’ in Kenneth Branagh’s acclaimed Romeo and Juliet (Garrick Theatre). Further theatre credits include Vernon God Little(Young Vic Theatre) directed by Rufus Norris, and ‘Desdemona’ in Daniel Evans’ stage production of Othello (The Crucible, Sheffield).

MONICA DOLAN is a BAFTA award-winning actress whose work spans stage, television and film. Highlights include Rosemary West in Appropriate Adult (ITV) for which she won a BAFTA, Janet in Witness for the Prosecution (Mammoth Screen), and Tracey Pritchard in W1A (BBC).

Most recently Monica has been seen as Peggy O’Dowd in Vanity Fair (ITV), and Marion in A Very English Scandal (BBC) opposite Hugh Grant.

Further TV credits include Inside No. 9 (BBC), The Casual Vacancy (BBC/HBO), Wolf Hall (BBC), and Call the Midwife (BBC).

For stage, Monica appeared in self-penned B*EASTS (Bush Theatre), Plaques & Tangles, The Twits, Birth of a Nation (Royal Court), King Lear, Seagull(Royal Shakespeare Company), Macbeth (Out of Joint), She Stoops to Conquer, A Laughing Matter (Royal National Theatre/Out of Joint) and The Walls (Royal National Theatre).

SHEILA REID spent 7 years in Laurence Olivier’s first permanent company at the Old Vic Theatre, playing, amongst many parts, Bianca in his Othelloand Natasha in The Three Sisters – both subsequently filmed. She is a founder member of the Actors Company and spent two seasons with the RSC; notably as the nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Putana in Tis Pity She’s a Whore and Queen Margaret in Richard III.

Theatre credits also include an Olivier Award-nomination for When I Was A Girl I Used To Scream And Shout (Whitehall Theatre), My Mother Said I Never Should (Royal Court), The Importance Of Being Ernest (Haymarket), Pornography (Tricycle), Into The Woods (Donmar), Filomena (Almeida) and more recently Rasheeda Speaking (Trafalgar Studios), Silver Linings (English Touring Theatre), Pericles (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Maurice’s Jubilee (Edinburgh Festival / UK tour). She is currently in rehearsals for Troilus & Cressida at The RSC.

Ingmar Bergman cast her in his film The Touch, having directed her in Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre. Other films include BrazilThe Winter GuestFive Days One Summer and, most recently, the short multi award winning O Be Joyful.

She is probably best known on TV as Madge, in the comedy series Benidorm. Other television includes Call The Midwife Christmas special 2014, three series of Doctor WhoFather BrownHumans III, Psychobitches . She was most recently scene in Murder on The Blackpool Express, and has just wrapped on its sequel, Death On Tyne.

RHASHAN STONE has appeared on stage in The Strange Death of John Doe and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism & Socialism(Hampstead Theatre); Our Town (Almeida Theatre); Love and Information and Clubland (Royal Court Theatre); Southwark Fair, The Red Balloon, Sweeney Todd (all National Theatre). He has regularly performed for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

On screen he will appear in the second series of Killing Eve (BBC America) and the third series of Delicious (Sky) with further recent credits includingApple Tree Yard (BBC), Carters Get Rich (Sky 1), The A Word (BBC) and Ballot Monkeys (Channel 4).

IVO VAN HOVE has been director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam since 2001. From 1998 to 2004, he was Artistic Director the Holland Festival, presenting a varied selection of international theatre, music, opera and dance.

Ivo’s theatre credits include the upcoming theatrical adaptation of Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life (International Theatre, Amsterdam); Network (The Cort Theatre, Broadway); starring Bryan Cranston; Network and Hedda Gabler (National Theatre); A View from the Bridge (Young Vic/Wyndham Theatre/Lyceum Theatre, Broadway); The Crucible (Walter Kerr Theatre, Broadway); Lazarus (King’s Cross Theatre/New York Theatre Workshop, Broadway); and Visconti’s The Damned (La Comédie-Française, Paris/The Park Avenue Armory, New York).

Ivo has been awarded two Olivier Awards and two Tony Awards for A View from the Bridge; two Obie Awards for More Stately Mansions and Hedda Gabler. In addition, Ivo is also Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France and King Filip of Belgium awarded him Commander of the Order of the Crown.

Additional directing credits include Angels in America, Roman Tragedies, Kings of War, Opening Night, Taming of the Shrew, Scenes from a Marriage, Othello, The Miser, Mourning Becomes Electra, Long Day’s Journey into Night and The Fountainhead (all Toneelgroep Amsterdam).

Casting announced for James Graham’s critically acclaimed play Quiz, on stage seating across the run at just £15 for all preview performances

Quiz by James Graham

Quiz by James Graham

Quiz by James Graham

Casting is announced today for James Graham’s ‘sparkling new play’, Quiz, which transfers to the Noël Coward Theatre. Following the success of Ink and Labour of LoveQuiz completes a hat-trick of productions in the West End for Graham in less than a year. Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre, Daniel Evans, directs Keir CharlesGreg HaisteMark MeadowsHenry PettigrewGavin SpokesStephanie StreetJay VilliersLizzie Winkler and Sarah Woodward who reprise their roles from the run at Chichester Festival Theatre. They are joined by Sharon Ballard.

Also announced today, there will be a limited number of on stage seats across the run. For the previews, these will be priced at just £15.

A provocative re-examination of the case against Charles Ingram, the ‘coughing Major’, for cheating on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?Quiz ‘highlights the dangerous blending of entertainment, politics and justice today’ (Sunday Times). Quiz opens on 10 April 2018, with previews from 31 March, and runs for a strictly limited London season until 16 June.

James Graham’s theatre work includes Labour of Love (Noël Coward Theatre), Ink (Almeida Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre – nominated for Best Play at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards), This House (National Theatre – Olivier Award nomination for Best New Play, and Garrick Theatre – Olivier Award nomination for Best Revival), Monster Raving Loony (Theatre Royal Plymouth and Soho Theatre), The Vote (Donmar Warehouse, broadcast live on More4 on election night and nominated for Best Live Event at the BAFTA TV awards), The Angry Brigade (Theatre Royal Plymouth and Paines Plough), the Broadway musical Finding Neverland, written with Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, Privacy (Donmar Warehouse), The Man (Finborough Theatre and on tour), The Whisky Taster (Bush Theatre) and Tory Boyz (Soho Theatre). As Writer in Residence at the Finborough Theatre his plays include Albert’s Boy, Eden’s Empire and Sons of York. His television writing includes political drama Coalition(Channel 4), Prisoner’s Wives (BBC1) and Caught in a Trap (ITV1). His first feature film X+Y was released in 2015 after being selected at the Toronto International Film Festival and London Film Festival, winner of the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Debut Screenplay. His forthcoming work includesThe Culture – A Farce in Two Acts (Hull Truck as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017), and the film Gypsy Boy.

Sharon Ballard’s theatre work includes Sleeping Beauty (Hackney Empire), All Bob’s Women (Arts Theatre) and Godspell (UK tour). For television, her work includes Good Omens, Trauma, Sherlock and The Royals; and for film, Me Before You.

 Keir Charles plays Chris Tarrant. For theatre, his work includes The Lottery of Love (Orange Tree Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Noël Coward Theatre), Arden of Faversham, The Roaring Girl, The White Devil, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew and The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes (RSC), Mydidae (Trafalgar Studios and Soho Theatre), The Winter’s Tale (Sheffield Theatres) and Incomplete and Random Acts of Kindness (Royal Court Theatre). For television, his work includes The Moorside, HG Wells War With the World, Green Wing, Peep Show and Attachments; and for film, Kursk and Love Actually.

 Greg Haiste’s theatre work includes Peter and the Starcatcher (Royal and Derngate), Nell Gwynn (Shakespeare’s Globe and Apollo Theatre),Richard II (Shakespeare’s Globe), The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre) and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Rose Theatre Kingston). For television, his work includes Home Fires, Touch Me I’m Karen Taylor, Jane Hall and See How They Run; and for film, The Current War, The Time of Their Lives and Starfish.

 Mark Meadows theatre work includes 5/11, King Lear, Six Pictures of Lee Miller (Chichester Festival Theatre, Tartuffe (Tobacco Factory),Flowers for Mrs Harris, High Society (Sheffield Theatres) and Urinetown (St James Theatre and Apollo Theatre). For television, his work includes Kiri; and for film Letters from Baghdad, Nicholas Nickleby and High Heels and Low Lifes.

 Henry Pettigrew’s theatre work includes The Effect, Straight (Sheffield Theatres), Pitcairn (Chichester Festival Theatre/ Shakespeare’s Globe/Out of Joint), The Master and Margarita (Complicité), Anna Christie (Donmar Warehouse), Hamlet (Donmar West End), Beautiful Burnout(Frantic Assembly), Black Watch (National Theatre of Scotland) and Troilus and Cressida (RSC). For television, his work includes Death in Paradise, Taboo, The Crown, Shetland, Silent Witness and Line of Duty; and for film The Aftermath and The Danish Girl.

 Gavin Spokes plays Charles Ingram. His theatre work includes Against (Almeida Theatre), Carousel (ENO), Guys and Dolls (Phoenix Theatre – Olivier Award nomination), One Man Two Guvnors (National Theatre, West End and UK tour), 1984 (Almeida Theatre, Playhouse Theatre and UK tour) and The Wind in the Willows (Royal and Derngate). For television his work includes Man Down, Will, Utopia and Obsession.

 Stephanie Street plays Diana Ingram. Her theatre credits include Behind the Beautiful Forevers, King James Bible: Gospel According to John, Nightwatchmen (National Theatre), Constellations (Singapore Repertory Theatre), Shades (Royal Court Theatre), The Big Fellah, Mixed Up North (Out of Joint) and Sisters which she also wrote (Sheffield Theatres). For television, her work includes Hank Zipzer, Silk, DCI Banks, Hensand Primeval; and for film, Attack the Block.

 Jay Villiers theatre work includes Arcadia, The Admiral Crichton, Mansfield Park (Chichester Festival Theatre), Skylight (Theatr Clwyd), The Winslow Boy (The Old Vic), In Praise of Love (Royal and Derngate), Betrayal (Bristol Old Vic), Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It(Renaissance); and Ting Tang Mine, Fathers and Sons and Six Characters in Search of an Author (National Theatre). For television, his work includes Outlander, New Blood, War and Peace, Mr Selfridge, Extras, The Government inspector, Absolute Power and Lipstick on Your Collar; and for film, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, The Last Photograph, Birds Like Us, The Sea, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Lady, The International, Before the Rain and Henry V.

Lizzie Winkler’s theatre work includes Hobson’s Choice (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Suicide, Frankenstein, The Power of Yes, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Major Barbara, A Matter of Life and Death, The Man of Mode (National Theatre), Rebecca (Kneehigh), Boeing-Boeing(Sheffield Theatres) and The County Wife (Royal Exchange Manchester). For television, her work includes Upstart Crow; and for film, Stratton, Induction and The Second Hearing.

Sarah Woodward’s work for Chichester Festival Theatre includes London Assurance and This House (also West End). Her other theatre work includes Nell Gwynn (Shakespeare’s Globe and Apollo Theatre), Richard II, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Gielgud Theatre), Bracken Moor (Tricycle Theatre),Love and Information, Jumpy, Presence, Built on Sand (Royal Court Theatre), The Cherry Orchard, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Present Laughter, Wild Oats, The Sea (National Theatre), Judgement Day, Rape of Lucrece (Almeida Theatre), Rookery Nook (Menier Chocolate Factory), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Playhouse Theatre), The Real Thing (Donmar Warehouse, West End and Broadway – Tony Award nomination) and Tom and Clem (Aldwych Theatre – Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor). For television, her work includes New Blood, The Politician’s Husband, Hear the Silence, Final Demand and The Two of Us; and for film, Bright Young Things and I Capture the Castle.

Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre Daniel Evans directs. His work for the company includes Forty Years On and Fiddler on the Roof. He was previously Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, where he directed Flowers for Mrs HarrisShow Boat (also West End), The EffectAnything Goes (also UK tour), The Sheffield Mysteries, Oliver! (Best Musical Production, WhatsOnStage Awards 2015), This Is My Family (UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production – also on tour), The Full Monty (UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production – also national tour and West End), My Fair Lady (Best Musical ProductionWhatsOnStage Awards 2014), Macbeth, OthelloRacing Demon as part of The David Hare Season, and An Enemy of the People – the opening production of his inaugural season. He also recently directed American Buffalo in the West End. As an actor, his work for Sheffield Theatres includes Company, The Pride, Cloud Nine and The Tempest. As an award-winning actor, Evans’ work includes Sunday in the Park with George (Menier Chocolate Factory, Wyndham’s Theatre and Broadway) – a role for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical (his second Olivier Award, the first being for Merrily We Roll Along in 2001) and a Tony Award nomination.  His extensive credits include work with the Donmar Warehouse, RSC, Royal Court Theatre and National Theatre.  Evans is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Quiz is a fictional imagination based on real events which took place in 2001 following an episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? It is not in any way connected with the makers of the programme or any of the individuals portrayed.

Quiz                                                                                                                                                          LISTINGS

Noël Coward Theatre

St Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9LX

www.quiztheplay.com 

www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk

Twitter @quiztheplay

Box Office:                         0844 482 5120 (no booking fee)

                                             Personal callers Mon-Sat 10am-7.45pm (No booking fee)

                                             Telephone Mon-Sat 9am-8pm

31 March – 16 June

Press night: 10 April at 7pm

Performance times:

Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm

Saturday matinees at 2.30pm (from 7 April)

Wednesday matinees at 2.30pm (from 4 April, except 11 April)

Thursday matinee at 2:30pm on 12 April only

Seat Prices

Tickets from £15 (no booking fee when booked via DMT)

James Graham’s critically acclaimed play Quiz transfers to the West End

QUIZ by Graham, , Writer – James Graham, Director – Daniel Evans, Credit: Johan Persson

With Labour of Love and Ink currently running in the West End, James Graham achieves a hat trick as his sell-out ‘major coughing hit’, Quiz, transfers to the Noël Coward Theatre. A provocative re-examination of the conviction of Charles Ingram for cheating on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?Quiz ‘highlights the dangerous blending of entertainment, politics and justice today.’ (Sunday Times). Quiz opens on 10 April 2018, with previews from 31 March, and runs for a strictly limited London season until 16 June.

Daniel Evans’ production marks the second London transfer for Chichester Festival Theatre – and the first to the West End – under the tenure of Daniel Evans as Artistic Director and Rachel Tackley as Executive Director.

James Graham commented, “Being given the chance to share Quiz with more people – and with the opportunity to develop and push our gameshow-meets-theatre concept even further – is beyond exciting for all of us.

“I would never have imagined years ago I’d get a chance to put any of my new plays into the West End. So to be able to return so quickly to the Noël Coward – which has been the happiest of homes for Labour of Love – feels surprising, and properly humbling to have the trust, belief, and support in the show from our producers, the amazing Daniel Evans, and the team of actors and creators who help me tell this gobsmacking story of the so-called Coughing Major and the most successful game show of all time.”

Daniel Evans said today, “It’s been an enormous privilege to have presented James Graham’s Quiz as part of our inaugural season at Chichester.  James is an exceptional writer with a knack for examining our recent history through an alternative lens. We’re thrilled to be able to revisit the production for the West End, and share Chichester’s work with a wider audience.”

James Graham’s theatre work includes Labour of Love (Noël Coward Theatre), Ink (Almeida Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre – nominated for Best Play at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards), This House (National Theatre – Olivier Award nomination for Best New Play, and Garrick Theatre – Olivier Award nomination for Best Revival),Monster Raving Loony (Theatre Royal Plymouth and Soho Theatre), The Vote (Donmar Warehouse, broadcast live on More4 on election night and nominated for Best Live Event at the BAFTA TV awards), The Angry Brigade (Theatre Royal Plymouth and Paines Plough), the Broadway musical Finding Neverland, written with Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, Privacy (Donmar Warehouse), The Man (Finborough Theatre and on tour), The Whisky Taster (Bush Theatre) and Tory Boyz (Soho Theatre). As Writer in Residence at the Finborough Theatre his plays include Albert’s Boy, Eden’s Empire and Sons of York. His television writing includes political drama Coalition (Channel 4), Prisoner’s Wives (BBC1) and Caught in a Trap (ITV1). His first feature film X+Y was released in 2015 after being selected at the Toronto International Film Festival and London Film Festival, winner of the Writer’s Guild Award for Best Debut Screenplay. His forthcoming work includes The Culture – A Farce in Two Acts (Hull Truck as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017), and the film Gypsy Boy.

Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre Daniel Evans directs. His work for the company includes Forty Years On and Fiddler on the Roof. He was previously Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, where he directed Flowers for Mrs Harris,  Show Boat (also West End), The EffectAnything Goes (also UK tour), The Sheffield Mysteries, Oliver! (Best Musical Production, WhatsOnStage Awards 2015), This Is My Family (UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production – also on tour), The Full Monty (UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production – also national tour and West End), My Fair Lady (Best Musical ProductionWhatsOnStage Awards 2014),Macbeth, OthelloRacing Demon as part of The David Hare Season, and An Enemy of the People – the opening production of his inaugural season. He also recently directed American Buffalo in the West End. As an actor, his work for Sheffield Theatres includes Company, The Pride, Cloud Nine and The Tempest. An award-winning actor and director, Evans’ work includes Sunday in the Park with George (Menier Chocolate Factory, Wyndham’s Theatre and Broadway) – a role for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical (his second Olivier Award, the first being for Merrily We Roll Along in 2001) and a Tony Award nomination.  His extensive credits include work with the Donmar Warehouse, RSC, Royal Court Theatre and National Theatre.  Evans is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Quiz is a fictional imagination based on real events which took place in 2001 following an episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? It is not in any way connected with the makers of the programme or any of the individuals portrayed.

Quiz                                                                                                                                                          LISTINGS

Noël Coward Theatre

St Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9LX

www.quiztheplay.com 

www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk

Twitter @quiztheplay

Box Office:                         0844 482 5141(no booking fee)

                                             Personal callers Mon-Sat 10am-curtain up (No booking fee)

                                             Telephone Mon-Sat 9am-8pm

31 March – 16 June

Press night: 10 April at 7pm

Performance times:

Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm

Saturday matinees at 2.30pm (from 7 April)

Wednesday matinees at 2.30pm (from 4 April, except 11 April)

Thursday matinee at 2:30pm on 12 April only

Seat Prices

£15, £27.50, £42.50 & £67.50 with £95 Premium (no booking fee when booked via DMT)

Day Seats

A limited number of tickets will be available daily from 10.30am, to be purchased in person, from the Box Office. Maximum 2 tickets per person. Excludes certain performances.

Standing

£15 tickets available on the day once the performance is sold out

Groups – subject to availability.

Groups 8+ at £45 valid Monday – Thursday

Tel for groups: 0844 482 5100 / Tel for schools: 0844 482 5165