by Orr, Mary & Denham, Reginald

  • DPS yellow New

Genre: Drama

Cast 5 male 5 female

Length Full

Set Interior

Licence UK & Ireland only


Adapted from the story by Mary Orr on which the film All About Eve and the hit musical Applause were based. This stage version is an engrossing and revealing inside story of life in New York’s theatre world, related in terms of an unscrupulous and manipulative ingenue’s rise to Broadway stardom. We follow the development of Eve Harrington’s career, initially regarding her a shy, sincere and conscientious individual whose dream is realised when she is taken on as a personal secretary by her actress idol, Margo Crane. Gradually, we become aware of the real ‘dream’, and the true nature of Eve’s character and motives become apparent as she becomes Margo’s understudy and eventually cheats and blackmails her way to Broadway success.


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