MORE THAN A WOMAN by RUSSELL LINEY
A play based on the life and career of the actress BETTE DAVIS
LATEST NEWS-FLASH! No-one’s as GOOD as Bette when she’s BAD! The woman is downright ‘DANGEROUS’. An out-and-out ‘JEZEBEL’.
My play about the wide-eyed, ambitious, talented, fearless and possibly the greatest actress of all time to grace the silver screen, is now nearing the end of the final editing stage before being published to paperback. First performed by L U Theatre (Leicester University Theatre) it follows Bette’s slow progression from inexperienced wide eyed ingenue through a series of mediocre parts to her courageous stand at Warner Brothers studio, battling with studio chief Jack Warner for better roles for women. She matures to become the ultimate film actress starring in a long line of successful pictures. Her sad but inevitable decline to second rate roles at the hands of Jack Warner begs the question …. will this falling star rise again?
Lovers of film, theatre & cabaret; performers and theatre companies; all will find something of interest in this multi-layered play about a fascinating woman’s life.
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… “Fasten your seat-belts” until the next exciting instalment. This play is sure as hell gonna be a God damn revelation, even to the initiated!