Shona Reppe (UK)
The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean
Shona Reppe (UK) present The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean
The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean, a wonderful show for ages 7 and up, which is part-detective story, part journey into the imagination.
The clues are in its pages……
Everything is flat, pressed, squished. A dusty, musty smell mixes with the scent of old lavender and a string lifts a flap to reveal a hidden door.
Slowly, page-by-page, the scrapbook becomes the window into a secret world and a curious life unfolds before us – but who was Josephine Bean?
Shona Reppe combines performance with beautifully detailed props and objects (she is a puppeteer although no puppets feature in this show), leading the Stage to comment that “Shona Reppe has conjured a near-perfect production for those aged seven years and over…. A truly wonderful show that will charm parents as much as their children”
The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean has been performed at The Barbican and South Bank Centre in London and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The show won the 2012 Theatre Award UK for Best Show for Children and Young People. The show has continued to tour internationally, including at Australia’s Perth and Adelaide Festivals, at Baboro and the Dublin Theatre Festival.