Josephine and I

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TRANSFERRING TO NEW YORK THIS SPRING

A Bush Theatre Production

Josephine Baker: jazz sensation, political activist and international icon

From the ragtime rhythms of St Louis and the intoxicating sounds of 1920s Paris, to present day London, Josephine and I intertwines the story of a modern day girl with that of one of the greatest, yet forgotten, stars of the 20th century.

Olivier nominated Cush Jumbo stars in her debut play, with live music and dance bringing to life the contemporary legacy of “…the most sensational woman anyone ever saw” (Hemingway). The award-winning Phyllida Lloyd directs (The Iron Lady, Mamma Mia!)

This delightful summer show will be performed cabaret style. Make a night of it with food, drinks and music in our Café Bar and Garden.


UPDATE:

Josephine and I will be staged by the Public Theater, New York, at Joe’s Pub, from 27 February to 5 April 2015.

The show received its world premiere at the Bush Theatre in July 2013, where it played to public and critical acclaim, winning Cush Jumbo the Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award, and receiving an Olivier Award nomination.

 

This is a past event 12 Jul 2013 to 17 Aug 2013
"Both intimate and spectacular...She offers energy, accuracy and an extraordinary ability to connect with a crowd. Make no mistake, she will be a star. And, yes, this is a tour de force"
Times
"Cush Jumbo gives an impressive display of unwavering energy...her voice and talent hang in the air long after the curtain call. Allez!"
Whats on Stage
"Cush Jumbo's all-singing, all-dancing Josephine and I"
Evening Standard
"Sensational...like Baker, who has fascinated her all her life, Cush Jumbo is a star"
The Stage
"An innovative and inspiring piece of theatre that oozes Jumbo’s infectious and likeable personality while educating the audience on the life of one of the most captivating and admirable women"
British Theatre Guide
"a captivating, virtuoso performance as Baker, delivering her amazing dances and easily suggesting her energy and charisma...this is a sparkling show with a light touch and a big reach"
Financial Times
"Funny, touching and thought-provoking"
Telegraph

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