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Josie and the Multi-Coloured Weave (15-17 Dec) Josie and the Multi-Coloured Weave (15-17 Dec)
Josie and the Multi-Coloured Weave (15-17 Dec)

Set in the 6th century, this is a comedy play for all the family which tells the story of Baptiste, an elderly farmer with four daughters still living at home who he’s desperate to be rid of.


He’s visited by an Angel who tells him that if he can get the youngest daughter Josie married, it will give him a chance to be rid of the others. Never one to miss a bargain, Baptiste does as he is told and buys his youngest daughter a weave (hair extensions) of many colours.


The production is inspired by musicals such as Aladdin, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. It features an ensemble of some of the UK’s best black comedy actors.


The play stars Leo Mohammed (The Real McCoy and winner of the Best Stand Up, Hackney Empire in 2000), Wayne Rollins (Hackney Empire comedian of the year 2002, BBC 2 The A Force) Dickon Tolson (Between the Lines BBC 1) and Bonica Charles playing Josie in her first major acting role.


The play is written by award winning comedian and broadcaster Geoff Schumann (Choice FM, BBC London and Waiting to Exhale, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Woman On Top).


The production has a mix of traditional and some original scores composed by Wayne Powell. All songs are written by Geoff Schumann.


Sat 15-17 Dec 7.45pm-10.45pm Matinee performance Sat 16 Dec 2.45pm Open Door Theatre, 25 Church Road, SE19 2TE £10-£40 WWW.EVENTBRITE.CO.UK/JOSIEAND THE WEAVE

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