the last days of bette davis

(a complete fabrication)

by Samantha Hill

monday, 11 November at 7pm

Alex Theatre

135 Fitzroy St, St Kilda


(Escaped Alone and Dance Nation at Red Stitch Actors Theatre)

Bette Davis has seen better days. Sequestered in a French hospital with only her assistant and the staff for company, she must contend with her failing health, estranged family members, and the stress of finishing a book about her life. Not to mention being visited by visions of her own drag impersonator who convinces her she might not be leaving the legacy she hoped for. Hilarious and heartbreaking, Samantha Hill's insightful and creative play shows that it's never too late to reinvent yourself...even if you're one of the greatest actors of all time.

Part of Antipodes Theatre Company's Ricochet Reading Series in collaboration with Alex Theatre, St. Kilda – presenting free public readings of plays that have yet to be seen on Australian stages, followed by a discussion about the material.