Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies

Theatre (solo show, comedy)

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  • Watch onDemand (available from 6 August)
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Velvet Fox Productions (New York, USA)
  • Warnings and additional info: None
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

1939: Bette returns home knowing she’s to lose, as the press leaked the Oscar winners. Bette takes us on a bumpy ride, as the tenacious actress fights her way to the top. Witness Bette triumph over misogyny, to win roles and compensation on par with male counterparts. Through conversations with her mother, her friendship with Olivia de Havilland, her four failed marriages and her feelings of regret about her groundbreaking court case, we experience Bette’s most defining moments; Bette at her most vulnerable. See what happens when someone who always wins… loses. ‘Magnificently witty’ (List).

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  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

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Melissa Center 29 days ago

Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies is full of Sass, Smarts, and Sensitivity.

Jessica takes us on a journey through Old Hollywood where we learn how full of grit & determination Bette was in the face of a rigged system. We also understand Bette's humanity - which is a testament to Jessica's depth as an actor.

Jessica's portrayal is both brash and nuanced. I felt like I truly got to know Bette's spirit through Jessica - like we're now kindred.

As a fellow artist who appreciates badass women, I highly recommend this show!

2nd From Bottom 29 days ago

The turbulent life of star Bette Davis is brought to the stage in a very good biographical performance. Full review here: https://wp.me/p7LeCU-3mv


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LouReviews (3.5/5 stars) 22 days ago

A strong performance in a play which will entertain film buffs.

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