This highly acclaimed one‐woman show retraces the remarkable steps of a truly fearless movie legend, from fledgling stage actress to an unrivalled glittering movie career that also saw her battling the Studios in an unprecedented attempt to gain independence as an artist.
Davis fought hard all her life, had four husbands, two Oscars and a reputation as the biggest bitch in Hollywood.
Jeanette Cronin is in complete control of the material, the space and the audience. It’s a masterclass. A ‘Wow’ moment on Sydney’s stage” - Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald & Audrey Journal
“Vibrant, funny, Cronin’s work is more exciting and engaging than anyone can hope for in a role this iconic. Cronin’s ability to have us fall in love simultaneously with both actor and character, is sublime. We feel as though suspended in time, watching her genius in action, with all its technical proficiencies, emotional astuteness and physical splendour. Her mastery turns the audience into putty in her hands, captivated and gleeful at every twist and turn.” - Suzy Goes See
“A tour-de-force of intelligence and energy supported by an uncanny resemblance to the actual woman that can startle one into a kind of awe - "You" it says, "are in the presence of Miss Bette Davis.” - Kevin Jackson's Theatre Diary
“The real royal deal. “- Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise.
"Tantalising.. Fascinating" Sydney Arts Guide
"A flawless piece of theatre" Dinner & A Show
"An astonishing performance" Lisa Thatcher“
Tue 21 Jan – Sat 25 Jan 7pm
Sat 25 Jan 2pm
75 mins, no interval
Gold Card $28
City of Port Phillip Locals Night (Tues 21 Jan) $30
There is a full lockout for this production and latecomers will not be admitted at all, so please arrive earlier.
Smoke is used within the production, contains adult themes