Bette and Joan - The Final Curtain (4 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Bette and Joan - The Final Curtain

Witty other-worldly ode to Hollywood starlets

It’s 1989 and Bette Davis, betrayed by kith and kin, lies alone and dying. Her nemesis Joan Crawford arrives to guide her to the other side, and then the fireworks begin. Foursight Theatre’s witty and inventive deconstruction of the relationship between two of Hollywood’s most iconic actresses (and later battleaxes) is well researched, sharp, irreverent and very moving.

Assembly George Square, 623 3030, until 29 Jun, £12–£13 (£11–£12).

Bette and Joan - The Final Curtain

  • 4 stars

‘You should only say good of the dead. Joan Crawford is dead. Good’ (Bette Davis). On her deathbed, Bette is forced to confront her nemesis. This new comedic play by Foursight Theatre (Thatcher the Musical) is a feisty and irreverent look at two of Hollywood’s greatest icons and their famous feud. ‘She's slept with every…

Post a comment