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3 Mar - 5 Mar
A production by Polka Theatre; the UK’s first theatre designed specifically for 0-12 year olds.
Josephine Baker. The little girl from Missouri who became an original 20th Century icon. Dancer, actor, activist, campaigner, spy and mother to the multicultural Rainbow Tribe, Josephine broke the mould and high-kicked the pieces to the kerb.
But, almost 50 years after her death, Café Josephine, a down-at-heel New York diner dedicated to her memory, faces closure. Nobody remembers Josephine, who she was, what she did, what she stood for.
And she just can’t allow that.
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.
Josephine comes with free online school access to an innovative and unique Learning Portal, providing a kaleidoscopic insight into Josephine’s life.
Age Range: 8+
Thu: 10.30am & 1pm
Fri: 1pm & 4.30pm
Sat: 11am & 2pm
Approx. 60 mins
Adults & Children from £10
Concessions from £10 (65+ and those in receipt of unemployment benefit)
Schools from £10
Babe in arms: £1 (children under 12 months)
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