Bette and Joan by Anton Burge
The action of the play takes place in Hollywood during the filming of “Whatever happened to Baby Jane” in 1962. For thirty years these sirens of the silver screen have shared many things, stardom, adulation and husbands. Now, with their popularity and careers in decline they come together to share one more thing – starring roles in the same movie. They realise they have to work together to make this movie a success, but they don’t let that get in the way of their backstage bitching, backbiting and double crossing. There is the private side of them that they try never to let the other see, their insecurity, family problems and the need to earn money. However, during the course of the play they show that aspect to us as they take us on a journey through their triumphs and tragedy.
*Contains very strong language*
Bette Davis – Sally Dillon
Joan Crawford – Gwen Cowan
Director – Phil Edwards