Musical Theatre takes Centre Stage at JW3

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Brand-new musical theatre and exclusive theatre performances!

Be the first to see the premiere concert performance of the new musical BETTE and JOAN and BABY JANE – THE MUSICAL, based on the BBC radio play by Tracy-Ann Oberman, on 4 March with two performances at 4pm and 7:30pm (Tracy-Ann will introduce the evening performance).

The year is 1961. In the twilight of their careers, Hollywood grande dames Bette Davis and Joan Crawford grapple with their deep-seated rivalry on the set of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, a ‘Hag Horror’ movie that no one thinks will ever get made. But with gossip columnist Hedda Hopper trying to sniff out their darkest secrets, the two stars realise they may have more in common than they care to admit. 

Set to a dark musical score that oozes liquor-soaked regret and sass, Bette And Joan And Baby Jane explores the making of a cult classic and the thorny relationship between two fading icons. With a cast of six, Sophie-Louise Dann (BETTE DAVIS), Anna Francolini (JOAN CRAWFORD), Annie Wensak (HEDDA HOPPER), Jack Reitman (BILLY MILLER), Shaylyn Gibson (YOUNG BETTE/BD SHERRY), Jessica Hern (YOUNG JOAN/CHRISTINA CRAWFORD) plus band.

Further information: Bette and Joan and Baby Jane - The Musical | JW3

You can then join JW3 for a magical and nostalgic musical theatre evening celebrating the great music of Jewish songwriter Lionel Bart, CELEBRATING LIONEL BART, on 7 July. Take a trip down memory lane with songs like Living Doll, A Handful Of Songs and hits from Oliver!, Blitz and so much more. 

The evening will feature a West End cast, including Olivier Award winner Liza Sadovy (Cabaret), and has been lovingly created by producer Neil Marcus and director Adam Lenson (Cable Street - Southwark Playhouse) with musical director Theo Jamieson (Everybody's Talking About Jamie).

Further Information: Celebrating Lionel Bart | JW3

More exclusive musical theatre and play reading nights are already booked in at JW3 including:

  • Mirele Efros: Thursday 22 February
  • Bette and Joan and Baby Jane – The Musical: Monday 4 March
  • Miryeml: Wednesday 6 March
  • David Labi’s Pieces of Man: Thursday 2 & Friday 3 April
  • Scene Unseen: Wednesday 17 & Thursday 18 April
  • Celebrating Lionel Bart: Sunday 7 July

Further Information on all of the above:  What's On | JW3