Live Theatre: A one woman play
Bette Davis on the Edge
A fascinating one-woman play insight into the heart and soul of screen legend, Bette Davis.
Cast includes: Christine St. John
“Christine St John’s portrayal of Bette Davis is much more than an impersonation – she gives a fascinating insight into the heart and soul of the woman. She is superb.” -
Claire Skinner, actress [Bridget Jones’s Diary, Sleepy Hollow, Outnumbered]
It’s half past four in the morning of 31st October 1962, and motion picture legend Bette Davis is waiting anxiously for the reviews of ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane’. If the picture is a success, it will hail the desperately needed comeback for the star’s fading career. If not, it will provide a sad and embarrassing epitaph.
As she waits, she reflects on her career, from the 'Talkies' to the present day. Her story is the entire history of the American Motion Picture industry.
Christine St. John’s meticulously researched play is no mere catalogue of showbiz reminiscences. It is a work for young and old alike, packed with drama, intrigue and comedy. This compelling story provides a unique and touching insight into both Hollywood in its heyday, and arguably the finest actress of her generation.
‘Bette Davis On The Edge’ has raised more than £40,000 for charities all over the world. The proceeds of the play and film will go to the Meseret Yirga Centre in Ethiopia. Glenys Jacques explains the story, in an article on Hastings Online Times.
All Tickets £10