It’s been a busy twelve months for Shona Reppe with The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean in Adelaide and Perth Australia, London’s Southbank Centre, Dublin Theatre Festival and Baboro International Festival for Children. Potato Needs a Bath went to the Calgary International Children’s Festival, Vancouver International Festival whilst Cinderella won an award in Poland.
Back in Scotland, Shona Reppe and Andy Manley created a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 with Huff. Part of the Made in Scotland showcase, Huff won a Herald Angel and the Critics Award for Theatre, Best Production for Children and Young People.
This summer Shona has created Magic Sho which will visit Paisley Arts Centre on Saturday 3 October.
“I have always used a few magic tricks in my shows, but in making this show I found myself more interested in the magicians themselves so with the guidance of Magician Kevin Mcmahon of Edinburgh’s Magicfest we went to the Blackpool Magic Convention which is nothing short of amazing! Surrounded by magic tricks and magicians of every kind it was a real eye opener. I wanted the show to reflect this world of obsession and illusion (and luckily for me a lot of sparkle). It has been a challenge to learn magic alongside creating a new show – but fun and maybe I’ll even join the Magic Circle one day!”
Magic Sho will be at Paisley Arts Centre on Saturday 3 October at 2pm. Tickets cost £5 + booking fee* available from the Box Office at Paisley Arts Centre, by phone on 0300 300 1210 or online at www.renfrewshireleisure.com/arts. The event is recommended for ages 5 – 8.
*We charge a £1 transaction fee for all bookings made online. This includes postage if you opt to have your tickets posted out to you. Tickets booked by phone can be held at the Box Office for collection or posted out at a cost of £1. There are no charges for tickets purchased in person.
Magic Sho has received investment from Creative Scotland and ON Fife Cultural Trust. Shona Reppe is produced by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company.
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