Difference between revisions of "Bette & Joan: The Final Curtain (2017)"
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== Reviews ==
== Reviews ==
Revision as of 13:13, 15 November 2018
The action takes place in 1989 in God's Waiting Room, France.
- Bette Davis - Gill Manly
- Joan Crawford - Helen Chadney
- Hedda Hopper - Audrey Lindsay
- Louella Parsons - Kim Goldsmith
- Stage Manager - Charlotte Benstead
- Assistant Stage Manager - Apatu Storey
- Lighting & Sound Operator - Alan Slater
- Video Production - Rob Tavernier
- Set Design - Tom Mathias
- Lighting, Publicity & Editing - Bryon Fear
- Rigging - Sean Thomas
- Set construction - Mark Ireson, Chaz Doyle, Tom Mathias, Apatu Storey
- Sound Design - Adam Crook & Daniel Kelly
- Props - Carole Ironside
- Costumes - SLT Wardrobe & the cast
- Theatre Rep - Mark Ireson
- Photography & Other Favours - Chris Vian-Smith
So many people to thank profusely as well as the fabulous cast and crew above (whose support and commitment has been amazing), so I have to be brief: Richard Canal (Oscar Announcement); Simon Wallace (piano tracks); Jenny McLaughlin (filming make-up); Lily-Ann Coleman (Joan's wig); Ty Jeffries (Baby Jane wig); Marko Waschke (loan of video camera); Red Cross Croydon (wheelchair); Anton Krause, Kelly Kim Cranstoun (choreography); all the usual unsung heroes who help to get a show put on at Stanley Halls - sincere thanks all. Special thanks too to Sarah Thorn and James Greaves, two of the creators of this wonderful play; for their support and encouragement, and for letting me do it!
Bette & Joan: The Final Curtain is fantastic - some formidable performances from Helen Chadney and Gill Manly who are perfectly pitted against one another. The play is sharp and clever and the staging is inventive with a great set from Tom Mathias (Chaz Doyle, watch your back). As you would rightly expect, a mix of high drama with glorious comedy and peppered throughout with hilarious appearances from Audrey Lindsay and Kim Goldsmith. Well done Caroline Beckett - a great debut from a first-time director. Bryon Fear
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