Preview – Bette & Joan

Bette Davis and Joan Crawford: two of the deadliest arch-rivals of all time. Born in the same year (though Davis swore ‘Crawford is 5 years older than me if she is a day’, the two fought bitterly throughout their Long and brilliant Hollywood careers.

The women worked together only once, in the classic thriller Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? in which their violent hatred of each other as rival sisters was no act.

In this brilliant, outrageous and hysterical play the parts of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford are being played by Rachel Harrison and Tracey Rontree, respectively. Both actresses have appeared in previous productions at the Millgate Arts Centre.

The play is directed by local amateur stalwart Melvyn Bates.

Bette & Joan will be performed by the Saddleworth Players at the Millgate Arts Centre from 18th – 25th February. Tickets from TicketSource.

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