ED2012 5/5 Reviews ED2012 Children's Shows Reviews

ED2012 Children’s Show Review: The Curious Scrapbook Of Josephine Bean (Shona Reppe)

By | Published on Friday 24 August 2012

Framed by a small but intricate set, Doctor of Scrapbooking, Patricia Baker (Shona Reppe), invites the audience to join her on her latest investigation: delving into the life of Victorian watchmaker Arthur J Mood. Part romance, part detective story, the layers of plot are pieced together at just the right speed, with Dr Baker as our knowledgeable guide. Reppe is a delight to watch, charming the adults as much as the children, and engaging in some excellent banter with silent technician Brenda. Every detail, both onstage and in the script, is fully exploited, and the sound and lighting design are truly magical. It’s a perfectly-formed show, though I did leave hoping it would go on just a little longer.

Traverse @ Scottish Book Trust, 3-26 Aug (not 6, 13, 20), 11.00am.
tw rating 5/5 | [Holly Close]


GET MORE TW


SIGN UP TO THREEWEEKS FOR FREE | READ OUR COVERAGE OF CULTURE IN LONDON

OR READ MORE ABOUT: |

  • Luke Wright: The stay-at-Fringe dandy
  • Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrapped
  • Idil Sukan: Awarding the comedy creatives
  • Michael Legge: Telling it like it is
  • Adam Riches: Rich pickings in Coach Coach’s Fringe team
  • Ali McGregor: All That Jazzamatazz
  • ThreeWeeks Editors’ Awards presented for 2015
  •