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Which Classic Film Should Be Adapted For the Stage

If you’ve been fans of some of the best classic musicals, you’re in for a surprise. Films like Gigi, Finding Neverland, Doctor Zhivago and American in Paris have not only been award-winning films but have also been adapted into theatrical productions.


There’s no greater thrill than seeing your favorite classic films enacted on a stage and their most iconic scenes played live right in front of your eyes. But since the forms and techniques used in theatre acting are a lot different than those used in films, theirs only an exclusive selection of classics that plays can do justice to.

Here are some classic suggestions that can be a hit in theatre as well as they were on the Box Office.

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane

This psychological thriller wasn’t just a sweeping success in Hollywood but can be adapted equally well on stage. The plot narrates the story of a former child star (Bette Davis) who used to torture her crippled sibling (Joan Crawford) in a rotting old Los Angeles mansion. Set in 1935, this is a riveting tale that surely keeps you on the edge of your seat till the end. The 1962 film portrays the character of Davis powerfully by showing the bitter vengeance that drives her to exact revenge on her sister. This Academy Award-winning film will be a perfect match for a theatre production as the play could exaggerate just the right degree of tension needed.

If you’ve been fans of some of the best classic musicals, you’re in for a surprise. Films like Gigi, Finding Neverland, Doctor Zhivago and American in Paris have not only been award-winning films but have also been adapted into theatrical productions.


There’s no greater thrill than seeing your favorite classic films enacted on a stage and their most iconic scenes played live right in front of your eyes. But since the forms and techniques used in theatre acting are a lot different than those used in films, theirs only an exclusive selection of classics that plays can do justice to.

Here are some classic suggestions that can be a hit in theatre as well as they were on the Box Office.

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane

This psychological thriller wasn’t just a sweeping success in Hollywood but can be adapted equally well on stage. The plot narrates the story of a former child star (Bette Davis) who used to torture her crippled sibling (Joan Crawford) in a rotting old Los Angeles mansion. Set in 1935, this is a riveting tale that surely keeps you on the edge of your seat till the end. The 1962 film portrays the character of Davis powerfully by showing the bitter vengeance that drives her to exact revenge on her sister. This Academy Award-winning film will be a perfect match for a theatre production as the play could exaggerate just the right degree of tension needed.

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