SLT is co-hosting its first ever event with Stanley’s Film Club on Wednesday, September 7. The evening will combine a film screening of the cult classic What Ever Happened To Baby Jane with a Q&A with the cast and crew of SLT’s production of Bette and Joan, a play that charts the rivalry between the two Hollywood legends during the making of the film.
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane, the ultimate tale of sibling rivalry (1962; dir. Robert Aldrich), tells the story of “Baby Jane” a child star in 1917 whose career had faded by the 1930s while her sister Blanche became a Hollywood icon. Thirty years later, after a terrible accident, both sisters live in a crumbling mansion. As Jane slowly loses her mind, she torments her sister, going to ever-greater extremes. This nerve-rattling psychological thriller stars arch-rivals Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, whose real-life careers had also ground to a halt.
Bette and Joan examines the nemetic relationship between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis during the period when they were making the film. It’s a deliciously bitchy play full of barbed insults, insincere smiles and sparkling dialogue. You can see Bette and Joan from September 13-17.
SLT members are entitled to a discount when buying tickets to see What Ever Happened To Baby Jane.
Non-SLT members are entitled to a discount to see Bette and Joan the following week if they present their ticket stub on purchase (if buying in advance online, present the ticket stub at box office on the night to claim your discount).
Doors & bar 7pm. Film 7.30pm followed by the Q&A.
General admission £7 (SLT Members £5)