S H O R T B I O G R A P H Y
Shona Reppe studied Theatre, History of Art and English at Glasgow University (graduated '91) and Stage Design at the Welsh College of Drama in Cardiff (1992) before establishing Shona Reppe Puppets in 1996 (now simply Shona Reppe). She has performed extensively all over the world including US, Canada, Japan, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Australia, Estonia, Slovenia, Poland and Israel with her shows Cinderella (2002 - present), The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean (2011 - present), Potato Needs a Bath (2008 - present), Olga Volt (2007) and Magic Sho (2015). She has won numerous awards for her work including a Total Theatre Award 2002, Ipay's Victory Award Montreal 2003, a Tron Award for best childrens production 2003 and a TMA (Theatre UK) Award for best childrens theatre show 2012. Collaborative and design work includes designing the show White in 2011 with Andy Manley and Catherine Wheels which has won numerous awards including a CAT Award for Design 2011. HUFF, an art installation for children based on The Three Little Pigs - a collaboration with Andy Manley (produced by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company) that opened at The National Galleries of Scotland in September 2013 and won a Herald Angel and a Critics Award for Theatre Award 2014. In December 2016 she co-created and designed Black Beauty with Andy Manley and Andy Cannon which was produced by Red Bridge Arts/Traverse Theatre. In May 2018 she worked on BABA YAGA a collaboration between Windmill Theatre and Chrstine Johnson commissioned by Imaginate. In 2019 she returned to France to create Atlantis Banal: Beneath the Surface with Charlot Lemoine of Velo Theatre that toured all over Scotland and was part of Greli Grelo at Velo 2020. In September 2020 Atlantis won Best Production for Young Audiences & Best Design (joint) at the CATS AWARDS.
In 2020 during Lockdown Shona was commisioned to create a digital version of Potato Needs a Bath that was livestreamed into schools all over the UK. In 2021 she co-created Milllipede with Andy Manley - a visual art gallerywebsite addressing carbon footprints commissioned by The British Council and National Theatre for Scotland for COP26.
In May 2023 she co-created PEKKU with Andy Manley and Ian Cameron - a co-production in Japan produced by Red Bridge Arts. followed by directing Ruxy Cantir in Pickled Republic which toured Scotland in Autumn 2023.
Shona lives in Fife, Scotland, and is married with 2 children, a dog called Sushi and a cat called Bill.