Bette & Joan Charity Night
Charity Night Sunday 19th February 2023
raising funds for Delph Community Association & Hog Manor
Bette & Joan
by Anton Burge
Arch-rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford are making a movie. Let the battle commence!
Bette & Joan depicts the two stars, in adjacent dressing rooms, between takes on the set of ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. While Joan manages her anxiety by lacing her Pepsi with vodka and signing photographs for her beloved fans, Bette chain smokes and muses on her love life, and her ability to pick a decent script, never a decent man.
Behind the bitching and the practical jokes we see each woman’s insecurities and regrets, and their rivalry is revealed to be underpinned by grudging respect as they attempt to identify their new roles in life as well as in their careers.
Directed by Melvyn Bates
Featuring cast of two divas: Rachel Harrison and Tracey Rontree