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Bette and Joan – The Final Curtain (Foursight Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

Hollywood’s most notorious feud, between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, comes to life in this engaging play about Davis’s death – and the unfortunate circumstances that has Crawford come back from the dead to take her to Heaven. The dynamic duo are played just as expected; but what really makes this play is the theatricality – for example, with Bette continuing with her daily routine only to lift a silver dinner platter with Joan’s head rolling around underneath. This surreal undercurrent, give or take a few times when pre-recorded aspects of the show slightly encroach on the live performance, creates a compelling and original tale that Davis novices and fans alike should see.

Assembly George Square, 8 – 29 Aug (not 10, 17, 22) 12.15 pm (1.35 pm), £11.00 (£13.00), fpp 243.
tw rating 4/5