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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

  • Cats - Costume Designer

    11:30, Fri 6th August 2021 - Thu 12th August 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they…

  • Shrek the Musical - Harspichord

    13:30, Fri 27th August 2021 - Mon 30th August 2021 at Globe Theatre, London

    Shrek the Musical is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. It is based on the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steig's 1990 book Shrek!. After a tryou…

  • Cats - Producer

    17:15, Sun 5th September 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:15, Mon 6th September 2021 at Random Venue 59
    21:00, Wed 8th September 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    21:00, Fri 10th September 2021 at Random Venue 39

    Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they…

  • Cyrano de Bergerac - Production Manager

    19:30, Tue 23rd November 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
    19:30, Wed 24th November 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    17:45, Sat 27th November 2021 at Random Venue 50
    19:15, Sun 28th November 2021 at Noël Coward 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…

  • Camelot - Costume Designer

    19:45, Fri 3rd December 2021 - Tue 7th December 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White tetralogy novel The Once and Future King.
    The original 1960 production,…

  • Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark - Producer

    19:45, Sat 1st January 2022 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    19:30, Tue 4th January 2022 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:00, Thu 6th January 2022 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    19:45, Sat 8th January 2022 at Random Venue 34
    20:00, Tue 11th January 2022 at Crucible Theatre
    19:30, Wed 12th January 2022 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:30, Sat 15th January 2022 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    20:00, Tue 18th January 2022 at The Old Vic
    20:00, Fri 21st January 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:30, Sat 22nd January 2022 at Random Venue 27

    Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is a 2011 rock musical with music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge and a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The musical is based on the Spid…

  • Fiddler on the Roof - Video Director

    20:00, Sun 2nd January 2022 - Sat 8th January 2022 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    19:45, Sun 9th January 2022 - Sat 15th January 2022 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    19:30, Sun 16th January 2022 - Sat 22nd January 2022 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters by Sholem Aleichem.…

  • Medea - Kreon

    19:45, Sat 26th February 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BC. The plot centers on the barbarian protagonist as she finds her position in…

  • August: Osage County - Lighting Designer

    21:00, Wed 30th March 2022 - Sat 2nd April 2022 at Random Venue 78
    21:00, Wed 6th April 2022 - Sat 9th April 2022 at Random Venue 78
    20:15, Wed 13th April 2022 - Sat 16th April 2022 at Random Venue 78

    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…

  • Chicago - Writer

    20:30, Sat 16th April 2022 - Thu 21st April 2022 at Savoy Theatre

    Chicago is a musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Mauri…

  • War Horse - Publicity Designer

    21:45, Sun 1st May 2022 at The Old Vic
    17:15, Tue 3rd May 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre
    21:00, Wed 4th May 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    20:30, Sat 7th May 2022 at Royal Court Theatre
    20:45, Mon 9th May 2022 at Savoy Theatre
    21:00, Thu 12th May 2022 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:30, Fri 13th May 2022 at Barbican Centre

    War Horse is a play based on the book of the same name by acclaimed children's writer Michael Morpurgo, adapted for stage by Nick Stafford. Originally Morpurgo thought "they must be mad" to try to make…

  • The Bacchae - Writer

    20:45, Sat 7th May 2022 - Thu 12th May 2022 at Savoy Theatre

    The Bacchae is an ancient Greek tragedy by the Athenian playwright Euripides, during his final years in Macedonia, at the court of Archelaus I of Macedon. It premièred posthumously at the Theatre of…

  • A Streetcar Named Desire - Producer

    20:00, Sun 3rd July 2022 - Wed 6th July 2022 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1947 play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. The play opened on Broadway on December 3, 1947,…

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Publicist

    20:45, Sun 28th August 2022 - Thu 1st September 2022 at Crucible 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 Pajama Game - Set Designer

    20:30, Sat 10th September 2022 - Wed 14th September 2022 at The Old Vic

    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…

  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead - Rosencrantz

    21:00, Fri 30th September 2022 - Mon 3rd October 2022 at Royal Court Theatre

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard, first staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966. The play expands upon the exploits of two minor…

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