Shona Reppe’s new show, The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean, offers a delightful journey into a Victorian scrapbook. Page by page, the huge scrapbook provides a delicious window to the past; with evocative smells, images and music of an era gone by all adding to the mystery.
Who was Josephine Bean? Where did she come from?
Slowly an unusual life unfolds before us.
The show is totally engaging and enchanting to watch. It’s guaranteed to have your children tickled and you quietly smiling in your seats.
Now showing at Bristol’s Old Vic, The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean is clever, quirky, funny and curious!
One of the most original plays we’ve seen for a long time.
The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean is on at Bristol Old Vic until Saturday 1st June
– Review by Andrea Harris