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Bette and Joan

by Anton Burge
directed by Harry Medawar

Bette and Joan

Image courtesy of Warner Bros.

Robert Aldrich's 1962 film Whatever happened to Baby Jane? tells the story of Blanche and Jane Hudson, two sisters bound forever by guilt and deceit.  Playing the title role, Bette Davis was nominated for an Oscar while her co-star, Joan Crawford, was not. 

Anton Burge's highly entertaining comedy Bette and Joan gives us Hollywood's grandest grandes dames at close quarters in their adjacent dressing rooms on set.  After thirty years, Baby Jane was the first time the two actresses had worked together, an opportunity to bury past rivalries and for any sense of antipathy to be forgotten.  Yeah, right ...

Saturday 20 to Saturday 27 January 2018
Evenings at 7.45p.m. except for Matinee at 3p.m. on Sunday, 21st January • No performance on Wednesday 24th January

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Other future productions

  1. Richard II - William Shakespeare
  2. The Railway Children (stage version) - E. Nesbit adapted by Mike Kenny
Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Mary Wallace Theatre The Embankment,
Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3DU
Box Office 020 8744 0547
(between 10 am and 7 pm only please)

“Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” Romeo & Juliet Act i. Sc.5