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Josie and the Multi-Coloured Weave
Written by Geoff Schumann
Directed by Angie Le Mar

Josie and the Multi-Coloured Weave Set in the sixth Century, Josie and the Multi-Coloured Weave will be performed at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre.

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 is desperate to be rid of. He is 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 daughter a weave (hair extensions) of many colours.

The production is inspired by an eclectic mix of musicals including Aladdin, Joseph, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty and features an ensemble of some of the UK’s best comedy actors.

Josie and the Multi-Coloured Weave is written by award winning comedian and broadcaster  Geoff Schumann (Choice FM, BBC London and Waiting to Exhale, Theatre Royal Stratford East). Writer and performer Angie Le Mar directs this piece hot on the heels of her successes at the Hackney Empire with The Brothers and Forty.

The play stars Leo Mohammed (The Real McCoy and winner of the Best Stand Up, Hackney Empire in 2000), Eddie Kadi whose one man show sold out at the 02 Arena, Jason Maza (Mad Blud, Theatre Royal Stratford East) and Natalie Best (Hansel & Gretel Theatre Royal Stratford East).

The play has both traditional and some original scores created by Wayne Powell. All songs are written by Geoff Schumann. The vocal coach is the award-winning songstress Cathy Edgar. This production has a number of supporting roles that will be performed by young actors who have worked on a drama training programme called ‘Treading the Boards’. Which was a three month drama scheme based at the Bernie Grant arts centre. Its focus was to encourage young people to get actively involved within the creative arts as well as affording them an opportunity to perform in a professional play

Josie and the Multi-Coloured Weave will be performed from Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th at 8pm at the, Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Address: Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, London N15 4RX
Box Office: 020 8365-5450
Tickets: £12 for adults £8 for under 16 / £10 concessions

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