While putting up the final touches before announcing their main stage production, Wag the Dog theatre begins 2019 as producers of the Asian premiere of Christine St. John’s Bette Davis on the Edge.
In this one woman show, both written and performed by St. John, Bette Davis on the Edge takes audiences to the wee hours of October 31st 1962, a day rife with potential as motion picture legend Bette Davis waits anxiously for the reviews of ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane’. Now in the twilight years of her film career, she’s banking everything on this picture to give her the comeback she needs, or face a sad and embarrassing epitaph.
As she waits, she reflects on her career, from the ‘Talkies’ to the present day. Her story is the entire history of the American Motion Picture industry in a nutshell, providing insight into both Hollywood in its heyday, and the life of Davis, arguably the finest actress of her generation.
St. John, a seasoned actress and theatrical tour-de-force, wrote Bette Davis on the Edge in an attempt to piece together the true story of this iconic actress. Meticulously researched and packed chock full of drama, intrigue and comedy, Bette Davis on the Edge is set to be staged at the iconic Projector at Golden Mile Complex, a fitting venue for a movie star who was far ahead of her time. Receiving high praise for her performance, Bette Davis on the Edge is a must watch for any theatre and cinema aficionado as it makes it premiere this March.
Bette Davis on the Edge plays at the Projector on 21st and 22nd March 2019. Tickets available from Peatix