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Bette Davis On The Edge

Number 8 Arts Centre, Pershore

Postcode: WR10 1BG

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Bette Davis On The Edge

Show Details

Presented by Christine St. John

Performance date and time
Thursday, 2nd May 2019
7:30 PM

Hollywood icon Bette Davis, resplendent in midnight blue gown, reflects on her heyday, whilst teetering on the brink of a flagging career. A superb insight into the heart and soul of one of the greatest names from the golden age of cinema, this is a superb one-woman comedy-drama tour de force, and a shining example of what live theatre is all about. _________________________________________________________________

This is a more-than-believable portrayal of name dropper and ultimate Diva Bette Davis reflecting on a glittering career but facing a lonely old age.

Resplendent in a midnight blue gown, its 4.30am on October 31st 1962 and Bette is waiting for the reviews of 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane'.

It’s make or break for her fading career, and she knows it. Reflecting her past glories from the Talkies to the present day, her story is the entire history of the American Motion Picture industry.

The show has a fascinating inception: discovering that the great two-time Oscar winner placed an advertisement in a movie trade paper in 1962 asking for work, actress Christine St John decided to piece together the truth behind this astonishing fact.

It’s not just a meticulously researched and compelling story, but is touching and truthful and Christine performs it beautifully without ever falling into caricature.

USA. International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

'Full of nostalgic charm... an exciting thrill-ride through the life of Bette Davis and the history of the motion picture industry.' Michigan City News-Dispatch (USA)

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Performer's website
bettedavis.net

Running time
90 mins + interval

Audience Type
Adults/Older Children

Age Range
18+

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Designated parking Level entrance Wheelchair accessible toilet Wheelchair accessible toilet with limited transfer space Induction Loop

This performance is supported by:

Arts Council, England

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