Josephine Baker: captivating performer, political activist and international icon, who lived from 1906 to 1975.
From the ragtime rhythms of St Louis and the intoxicating sounds of 1920s Paris, to present-day London, Josephine and I intertwines the story of a modern-day girl with that of one of the greatest, yet largely forgotten, stars of the 20th century.
Cush Jumbo stars in the premiere of her debut play, which centres on the legendary American entertainer and her impact on a contemporary young woman. Live music combines with dance to bring to life the contemporary legacy of a woman Ernest Hemingway described as “…the most sensational woman anyone ever saw, and ever will.”
Cush Jumbo OBE (born 23 September 1985) is an English actress and writer. She is best known for her starring role as attorney Lucca Quinn in the CBS legal drama series The Good Wife (2015–2016) and the CBS All Access spin-off series The Good Fight (2017–Present).
Jumbo also starred as DC Bethany Whelan in the ITV crime drama series Vera (2012, 2015–2016). She has appeared in numerous theatre productions. She won the Ian Charleson Award for her role as Rosalind in As You Like It (2011) and received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her role as Mark Antony in an all-female cast of Julius Caesar (2012). She also wrote and starred in the one-woman show Josephine and I, about Josephine Baker (2013).