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Together for the first time, G.bod Theatre present two of stage and screen’s biggest, fearless icons in an extraordinary double bill.

"It's lovely to see you - here's to a pleasant evening.
And a few surprises.
There we are.
Are you comfortable?
Now where shall we begin?"

Wyngarde! A Celebration & Queen Bette: A Double Bill

 

Presented by G.bod Theatre, Old 505 Theatre & 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

 

 

 

Tuesday 19 th February to Saturday 2 nd March @ 7pm

 

Peter Wyngarde was best known for playing the character Jason King, the inspiration for
Austin Powers. He was an accomplished theatre , film and television actor until his fall from
grace: 2 arrests and convictions for gross indecency in public toilets in 1975.
Much of Wyngarde's life has been disputed: we know that he was mugged by thousands of
female admirers at Sydney Airport. He may have been born Cyril Goldbert. He may have had
a relationship with Alan Bates. He may have had the nickname Petunia Winegum.

 

Wyngarde! A Celebration explores the amazing life and career of this British icon.

 

 

“The Queen has no hour for love. Time presses, and events crowd upon her. Into a shell, an
empty, glistening husk, she must give up all that a woman holds most dear.”

 

 

This highly acclaimed one‐woman show retraces the remarkable steps of a true movie
legend, from fledgling stage actress via 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. Queen Bette tells the whole story.
With Garth Holcombe as Wyngarde! and Jeanette Cronin returning to the role she was born
to play.

 

‘A ‘Wow’ moment on Sydney’s stage’ - Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald

 

“Vibrant, funny, and tremendously expressive.” - Suzy Goes See

 

“The text is beautifully constructed. QUEEN BETTE, is a must.” - Kevin Jackson

 

“The real royal deal. “- Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise

 

 

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G.bod Theatre is a theatre company based in Sydney. Formally known as Gaybod Theatre, formed by Peter Mountford & Marcella Hynes in London 1997.

Artistic Director: Peter Mountford

 


 

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