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One woman’s incredible journey from the slums of St Louis via the bright lights of Paris and into the hearts of the world.


The Egg, Wales Millennium Centre, and Oxford Playhouse's co-production of Holm Theatre's Josephine
Written by Leona Allen
Director: Jesse Briton
Designer: Debbie Duru
Musical Director: Nadine Lee
Movement Director & Choreographer: Ingrid Mackinnon

Price: From £10

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28 October - 29 October 2021

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.

Was it the menu? The décor? Or Jack and Marie, siblings and co-owners of the café, who have run her legacy into the ground?

Either way, Josephine 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.

Age guidance: 8+

The Egg Theatre at Theatre Royal Bath produces, presents and tours outstanding work for children and young people. An uncompromising attitude to quality and artistic process are core in its approach to all activity.

Wales Millennium Centre is a furnace of inspiration whose building is nestled in Cardiff Bay, but whose reach is worldwide. By opening its doors as a convener, a digital producer, a storyteller and a creative resource, Wales Millennium Centre prides itself in giving artists, communities and young people in Wales a platform and a voice like no other.

Oxford Playhouse and its Burton Taylor Studio present and produce a wide range of live performance. The programme includes the best of British and international drama, family shows, contemporary dance and music, student and amateur shows, comedy, lectures and poetry.

Holm Theatre is an international touring theatre company based in Wales and the South West. We create classically inspired new work through a combination of new writing, devising, music and play.

For your peace of mind, we have a no-fuss refund policy if you need to self-isolate.

We are a Covid-secure venue and have been awarded two industry standard marks recognising the comprehensive safety measures we have in place which include temperature checks, 1 metre+ socially distanced seating, hand sanitiser stations, one-way systems, enhanced cleaning, staggered arrival times

We'll be asking you to continue to wear a mask (unless you’re exempt) when moving around the building or when watching a show or film, at least for the time being.

You can find full details of our Covid safety measures here.


Thursday 28 October 2021, 7.00pm

Friday 29 October 2021, 2.30pm

Friday 29 October 2021, 7.00pm

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funded by
Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
Discover Yorkshire Coast