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Bette Davis

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis was an American actress of film, television and theater. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.
After appearing in Broadway plays, Davis moved to Hollywood in 1930, but her early films for Universal Studios were unsuccessful. She joined Warner Bros. in 1932 and established her career with several critically acclaimed performances. In 1937, she attempted to free herself from her contract and although she lost a well-publicized legal case, it marked the beginning of the most successful period of her career. Until the late 1940s, she was one of American cinema's most celebrated leading ladies, known for her forceful and intense style. Davis gained a reputation as a perfectionist who could be highly combative, and confrontations with studio executives, film directors and costars were often reported. Her forthright manner, clipped vocal style and ubiquitous cigarette contributed to a public persona which has often been imitated and satirized.

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Bette Davis is preparing for

  • In the Heights - Technical Director

    19:15, Thu 7th January 2021 - Tue 12th January 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story is set over the course of three days, involving an ensemble cast of characters in…

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel - Ozzy

    15:45, Wed 13th January 2021 - Sun 17th January 2021 at Random Venue 34
    19:15, Wed 20th January 2021 - Sun 24th January 2021 at Random Venue 34
    19:30, Wed 27th January 2021 - Sun 31st January 2021 at Random Venue 34

    The Scarlet Pimpernel is a play and adventure novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution. The title character, Sir Percy Blakeney, repres…

  • August: Osage County - Johnna Monevata

    19:30, Tue 2nd February 2021 - Sat 6th February 2021 at Savoy Theatre

    August: Osage County is a darkly comedic play by Tracy Letts. It was the recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago on 28 June 2007, and…

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Lysander

    19:30, Fri 5th March 2021 - Wed 10th March 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    19:15, Fri 12th March 2021 - Wed 17th March 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    20:00, Fri 19th March 2021 - Wed 24th March 2021 at Savoy Theatre

    A Midsummer Night's Dream is a play by William Shakespeare. It is believed that it was written between 1590 and 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and…

  • The Producers - Ulla

    14:00, Tue 27th April 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks' 1968 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug…

  • Footloose - Sound Designer

    20:45, Thu 29th April 2021 - Mon 3rd May 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    21:00, Thu 6th May 2021 - Mon 10th May 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    21:00, Thu 13th May 2021 - Mon 17th May 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Footloose is a 1998 musical based on the 1984 film of the same name. The music is by Tom Snow, the lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and the book by Pitchford and Walter Bobbie.

  • In the Heights - Graffiti Pete

    16:15, Sat 29th May 2021 - Wed 2nd June 2021 at Savoy Theatre

    In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story is set over the course of three days, involving an ensemble cast of characters in…

  • We Will Rock You - Producer

    17:30, Fri 2nd July 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    We Will Rock You is a musical based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion,…

  • Cyrano de Bergerac - Technical Director

    20:30, Sat 10th July 2021 - Tue 13th July 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. Although there was a real Cyrano de Bergerac, the play is a fictionalization of his life that follows the broad outlines of it.
    The entire…

  • Hello, Dolly! - Ermengarde

    19:15, Fri 10th December 2021 - Wed 15th December 2021 at Almeida Theatre

    Hello, Dolly! is a musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Match…

  • Woyzeck - Publicity Designer

    20:15, Thu 28th April 2022 - Sun 1st May 2022 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:15, Thu 5th May 2022 - Sun 8th May 2022 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:30, Thu 12th May 2022 - Sun 15th May 2022 at Royal Opera House, London

    Woyzeck is a stage play written by Georg Büchner. He left the work incomplete at his death, but it has been variously and posthumously "finished" by a variety of authors, editors and translators. Woyzec…

  • The Pajama Game - Joe

    20:15, Sat 14th May 2022 - Tue 17th May 2022 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7½ Cents by Richard Bissell. It features a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where worker…

  • Annie Get Your Gun - Trumpet

    20:30, Thu 26th May 2022 - Tue 31st May 2022 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:45, Thu 2nd June 2022 - Tue 7th June 2022 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:15, Thu 9th June 2022 - Tue 14th June 2022 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Annie Get Your Gun is a musical with lyrics and music written by Irving Berlin and a book by Dorothy Fields and her brother Herbert Fields. The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakl…

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