My knowledge of Davis extends to two obsessed friends and one fevered viewing of Baby Jane?, so I wasn’t walking into Final Curtain expecting fact. Not that I didn’t get that, but just to point out that Curtain is enjoyable enough without knowledge of the intimate rivalry between Davis and fellow legend Joan Crawford. Taking place on the night a deceased Crawford comes to “collect” Davis, the show mixes arch campness with sometimes touching melodrama – a tone familiar to fans of either actress. Enjoyable, great use of projection, if a little under-rehearsed – and apparently Davis’ accent was iffy.
Bette And Joan: The Final Curtain is playing at Assembly George Square until August 29th.
Tickets: £12 (£11)