Belgian theatre director Ivo Van Hove has an appetite for bringing cinema to the stage. As artistic director of the Toneelgroep Amsterdam since 2001, he has directed stage adaptations of three Ingmar Bergman films, made work inspired by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Michelangelo Antonioni, and staged a version of John Cassavetes’ 1977 drama, Opening Night. In 2017, for the National Theatre, London, he directed Network, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall from the 1976 Academy Award-winning script by Paddy Chayefsky. Now he’s turned his hand to that most enduring of cinematic tributes to the theatre, Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s biting 1950 comedy, All About Eve.
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