BETTE AND JOAN
by Anton Burge
Saturday 20 to Saturday 27 January 2018
Mary Wallace Theatre
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 ...