Jeanette Cronin Stars As Iconic Movie Star Bette DavisG.bod Theatre are thrilled to announce the World Premiere of Queen Bette, a one-woman show starring Jeanette Cronin as iconic movie star Bette Davis. Their new show is part of both the Mardi Gras Festival 2015 and the Old 505 Theatre 2015 Season.

Bette Davis was one of the most iconic and gifted film actors of the 20th century. This one-woman show retraces the remarkable steps of a true movie legend, from fledgling stage actress via an unrivalled glittering movie career that also saw her battling the Studios in an unprecedented attempt to gain independence as an artist.

In an intimate cabaret style, Queen Bette follows her incredible life and makes reference to many of her most famous screen roles – in particular her fascination with Queen Elizabeth I (whom she played twice in two different movies). Davis fought hard all her life, had four husbands, two Oscars and a reputation as the biggest bitch in Hollywood. Queen Bette tells the whole story.

“The Queen has no hour for love. Time presses, and events crowd upon her. Into a shell, an empty, glistening husk, she must give up all that a woman holds most dear.”

G.bod Theatre follow their critically acclaimed productions of Shallow Slumber and A View Of Concrete with this remarkable exploration of the glory days of Hollywood. Renowned Australian actress Jeanette Cronin (Holding the Man, The Boys, Parramatta Girls, Dark Voyager) returns to the role she was born to play. A lifelong Bette Davis fan, and with a remarkable resemblance to her, in 2014 Jeanette played her idol onstage for the first time in John Misto’s Dark Voyager at the Ensemble Theatre. She combines a wealth of theatrical experience and her knowledge and love of Bette Davis to the World Premiere of Queen Bette.