A painted woman on a brightly coloured background
Image Credit: Miriam Sherwood


The Egg, Wales Millennium Centre and Oxford Playhouse’s co-production of Holm Theatre’s play
Friday 15 October 11am - Saturday 16 October 2021 2pm
Helen Martin Studio
Need to know

Tickets: £14 (£12)

Relaxed Performance: Sun 16 Oct 11am

The National Grid Room will be available from 10am on the day of the relaxed performance as a Chill Out Space.

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1 hour (no interval)

Recommended Age:

Josephine broke the mould and high-kicked the pieces to the kerb.

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,

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.

Teacher Resources


This production comes with free online schools access to an innovative and unique Learning Portal that you can deploy as you see fit within your marketing to schools.

It aims to enrich the experience of the show for school children, support creativity within the curriculum and explore different curriculum-related opportunities for interacting with theatre.

The portal is a teacher-led, digital, choose-your-own path experience, which will allow classes to digitally explore and journey through the worlds of the play, supporting learning within the KS2 and KS3 curricula. In total, there are more than 26 different scenes, films, activities, interviews and experiences embedded within the digital experience which can be travelled through and around at the leisure of each participating school in a personalised viewer journey.

We have consulted with a group of 20+ teachers throughout the creation process to ensure relevance and suitability and advise content.

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