Bette and Joan
The 1962 film Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Tells the story of Blanche and Jane Hudson, two sisters bound forever by guilt and deceit. Playing the title role, Bette Davis was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. Her co-star, Joan Crawford, was not.
Anton Burge’s highly entertaining comedy Bette and Joan gives us Hollywood’s grandest grande dames at closem quarters in their adjacent dressing rooms on set. As Baby Jane was the first time then two actresses had worked together it was an opportunity – after thirty years of rivalry – to bury the past and forget any sense of antipathy. Yeah, right....
Richmond Shakespeare Society event
Patched & Mended - Storytelling with Giles Abbott
Whose life isn’t patched & mended? Tonight at OSO myth meets Moth as this Welsh myth tells the story of two young men leaving war for peace – will it last? Elsewhere a young man suddenly goes blind – will he cope? This uplifting story of loss and gain, disaster and recovery, threads ancient mythology and contemporary reality together into a glittering whole.
OSO Arts Centre event
Lovehard: Murdered by Murder
1934. Devon. Six old friends. Exposition.
A small get-together at the household of Lord and Lady Titan, Drenchblood Heights. Reason: A Murder Mystery Party. It promises to be the night of their lives. By which we mean: the night of their, er, deaths.
But with long-held grudges, egos on a knife-edge and somewhat dubious motives, the mystery becomes not the murder mystery, but the murder. Mystery. The six are being picked off one by one, and time is running out. (We have an hour.)
The brand-new show from the award-winning double-act LoveHard, directly from the Edinburgh Fringe, featuring a live score by Nick Charlesworth.
OSO Arts Centre event
A View from the Bridge
By Arthur Miller, directed by Dane Hardie
A tragic masterpiece of love, family and betrayal.
Eddie Carbone ekes out an existence working the docks in 1950s Brooklyn, where he lives with his wife Beatrice and her young niece Catherine. Now a teenager, Catherine elicits a longing in Eddie that he does his best to repress. But when two illegal Italian immigrants arrive and one of them falls for Catherine, Eddie’s inner turmoil violently explodes and the stage is set for tragedy.
Teddington Theatre Club event