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Hollywood royalty, rivalry, and ruthlessness behindthe scenes.

Hollywood queens Bette Davis and Joan Crawford find themselves in adjacent dressing rooms on the set of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. Joan battles her anxiety with vodka-laced Pepsi and correspondence with her beloved fans. Bette chain smokes and muses over her ability to pick a decent script, but never a decent man.

With bared teeth, thinly-veiled barbed insults, and brutal pranks, they play a delicate game of one-upmanship. Behind the bitching and practical jokes, we see the culmination of a lifetime of rivalry underpinned by a grudging respect.


Bette and Joan

By Anton Burge

18-20 and 24-27 April at 7.30pm

Plus a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday  27 April

This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd