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G.bod Theatre presents:

G.bod Theatre are thrilled to announce a fourth season of Queen Bette, a one‐woman show starring Jeanette Cronin as iconic movie star Bette Davis.

The Queen is Coming to Melbourne!

About the show

“I have never been able to keep my mouth shut. Now mine was a voice that couldn’t be ignored.”

Following 3 sold-out Sydney seasons, Queen Bette, the extraordinary one-woman show based on the life of Hollywood’s greatest and most fearless icon, Bette Davis, finally arrives for a limited run as part of Midsumma 2020.

This highly acclaimed show retraces the remarkable steps from fledgling stage actress to true movie legend. Davis had an unrivalled glittering movie career that 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.

“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, Theatre Review of the Year

“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 Theatre Diary

Performed by Jeanette Cronin (The Boys, Janet King, Letters to Lindy, Holding the Man) in the role she was born to play. Available for interview in or out of character! Directed by Peter Mountford for G.bod Theatre

 

 

Creative Team:
Cast:

Jeanette Cronin as Bette Davis

Photography by Richard Hedger

Directed by Peter Mountford

Event Dates:
Venue:
Studio Theatre, Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park 3026

Dates:
Tues 21st to Sat 25th January. Time: 7pm nightly, 2pm matinee Sat 25th.

Tickets:
Full $35, Concession $25

Bookings and more information: www.midsumma.org.au

Press enquiries please contact Peter Mountford on 0415 585 133
peter@gbodtheatre.com
www.gbodtheatre.com

 

EVENT PR CONTACT NAME: Peter Mountford POSITION: Director/Writer/Producer PHONE: 0415 585 133 EMAIL: peter@gbodtheatre.com More stunning press photos at gbodtheatre.com MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL PR: Felicity McIntosh Marketing Manager PHONE: 03 9296 6600 EMAIL: marketing@midsumma.org.au

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

Artistic Director: Peter Mountford

Artistic Director Peter Mountford

 

Reviews for the Premiere Season of Queen Bette:

“A richly fascinating story… The result is an absorbing yet light-hearted docudrama that brings to vivid life one of Hollywood’s pioneering greats. The real royal deal.“
Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise

“Make sure you go. This is a night you won’t forget in a hurry.”
Lisa Thatcher

“Vibrant, funny, and tremendously expressive. Dynamically paced, with unexpected stylistic changes developing between scenes to keep us attentive and fascinated.”
Suzy Goes See

“Rain or shine, grab a ticket if you can.”
Judith Greenaway, Sydney Arts Guide

Reviews for A View of Concrete:

“An intriguing concept, and one that blurs the lines between truth and imagination in one drug-induced haze.”
Stephanie Yip, The Brag

“This was the most impressive piece I have seen at King St Theatre in quite a while. The cast almost danced around each other, often using each other as props or becoming a part of the set.”
SOYP

 

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