Adelaide Festival 28 February - 16 March 2014

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The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean

Shona Reppe

United Kingdom

"A truly wonderful show."

- The Stage

Wonderful things come in small packages in this witty and mysterious detective adventure starring the award-winning Reppe as professional scrapologist, Dr Patricia Baker. Bit by bit, through careful examination of an old scrapbook’s quirky contents (seaweed, food stains, train ticket stubs, photos and a list of ‘dangerous things’ including porridge) we delve into a secret and magical world, uncovering the surprising answer to the question: who was Josephine Bean? Charming, inventive, gripping, and funny, this is Sherlock Holmes meets Mrs Pepperpot in irresistible theatre for the imagination.

2012 winner: Best Show for Children, Theatre Awards UK

**** “Produces the most satisfying gasps of amazement and excitement” The Scotsman


Presenting Partner: channel-7


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Odeon Theatre

Wed 5 Mar 10am & 1.30pm
Thu 6 Mar 10am & 1.30pm
Fri 7 Mar 10am & 6pm
Sat 8 Mar 11am & 2pm
Sun 9 Mar 11am & 2pm

45 minutes (no interval)


General Admission $25, Friends $20, Concession $20


Suitable for ages 7+
Latecomers will not be admitted into the theatre. Please plan to arrive early

Access Details

Wheelchair Access Audio Description Auslan Touch tour

Auslan: Sun 9 Mar 2pm
Touch tour: Sun 9 Mar 1pm
Audio description: Sun 9 Mar 2pm


Creator and Designer: Shona Reppe
Director: Gill Robertson
Composer: Danny Krass
Film Artist: Jonathan Charles

Supported by Creative Scotland

Adelaide Festival gratefully acknowledges Windmill Theatre's support for this project

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