Community Event / Theatre

Josephine

Thursday 11 November 2021

The extraordinary story of Josephine Baker: performer, spy and civil rights activist. With a sultry, Harlem Renaissance-inspired score, spring-heeled Charleston dancing and a hatful of historical figures, Josephine blurs the real with the imagined as we follow one woman’s incredible journey from the slums of St Louis via the bright lights of Paris and into the hearts of the world.

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Bar opens 5:30 P.M.
Starts 6:30 P.M.
Advance £10.00

10% off for members

Unreserved Seating

Tickets available online and over the phone on 0333 666 3366.

10% booking fee applies. An additional booking fee of £1.80 per order applies to telephone bookings.

The extraordinary story of Josephine Baker: performer, spy and civil rights activist. With a sultry, Harlem Renaissance-inspired score, spring-heeled Charleston dancing and a hatful of historical figures, Josephine blurs the real with the imagined as we follow one woman’s incredible journey from the slums of St Louis via the bright lights of Paris and into the hearts of the world.

Born in St Louis in 1906, Baker was a famous dancer and the first Black woman to star in a major motion picture. She became a French national where she raised her 12 internationally adopted children, dubbed the Rainbow Tribe. She aided the French Resistance during WWII, which earned her the Croix de Guerre and spoke at the renowned March on Washington in 1963 alongside Martin Luther King.

The Egg, Wales Millennium Centre and Oxford Playhouse’s co-production of Holm Theatre’s Josephine

by Leona Allen and Jesse Briton
For ages 7+
Written by Leona Allen & Jesse Briton
Directed by Jesse Briton
Designed by Debbie Duru,
Composer & Musical Director Nadine Lee, Composer Simon Lee
Movement Director and Choreographer Ingrid Mackinnon