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The Color Purple archiveThe 1930s-set family chronicle centres on black teenager Celie, as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life in racially divided southern America. The musical premiered in 2004, receiving its Broadway premiere in 2005 and going on to by nominated for ten Tony Awards. It ran until 2008 and has since been revived for several national US tours

Book by Alice Walker. Adapted by Marsha Norman. Music Brenda Russell. Music Allee Willis. Music Stephen Bray. Lyrics Brenda Russell. Lyrics Allee Willis. Lyrics Stephen Bray.

Archive listings for The Color Purple

Work type: Musical.


Producer The Curve. Producer Birmingham Hippodrome. Director Tinuke Craig. Design Alex Lowde. Costume Alex Lowde. Music Alex Parker (musical supervision). Music Martin Higgins (orchestrations). Choreographer Mark Smith. Lighting Joshua Pharo. Sound Tom Marshall. Design Cynthia De La Rosa (hair/make-up). Director Kay Magson (casting director). Performer Joanna Francis (Shug Avery). Performer Ako Mitchell (Mister). Performer Simon-Anthony Rhoden (Harpo). Performer Karen Mavundukure (Sofia). Performer Danielle Fiamanya (Nettie). Performer Delroy Brown (Pa). Performer T'Shan Williams (Celie). Performer Geoff Aymer. Performer Owen Chaponda. Performer Perola Congo. Performer KM Drew Boateng. Performer Danielle Kassarate. Performer Anelisa Lamola. Performer Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah. Performer Jochebel Ohene MacCarthy. Performer Landi Oshinowo. Performer Jo Servi.
16 Jul 19 to 20 Jul 19Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham :: V145
listing details L1358139758
28 Jun 19 to 13 Jul 19Curve, Leicester :: V830272338
listing details L01052025701


Concert Version. A charity gala with the British Theatre Academy to raise money for young performers who cannot afford to train in performing arts.Producer Matthew Chandler. Producer Danielle Tarento. Musical Director James Taylor. Choreographer Mykal Rand. Performer Wendy Mae Brown (Sofia). Performer Cavin Cornwall (Mister). Performer Tyrone Huntley (Harpo). Performer Rachel John (Shug). Performer Hugh Maynard (Pa). Performer Seyi Omooba (Nettie). Performer Marisha Wallace (Celie).
21 May 17Cadogan Hall, Inner London :: V1516962103
listing details L2120509217


Producer Menier Chocolate Factory (by arrangement with Scott Sanders and Roy Furman). Director John Doyle. Design John Doyle. Sound Gregory Clarke. Lighting Jane Cox. Costume Matthew Wright. Choreographer Ann Yee. Musical Director Tom Deering. Performer Cynthia Erivo (Celie). Performer Nicola Hughes (Shug). Performer Adebayo Bolaji (Harpo). Performer Abiona Omonua (Nettie). Performer Christopher Colquhoun. Performer Sophia Nomvete. Performer Marc Akinfolarin. Performer Lakesha Cammock. Performer Ashley Campbell. Performer Keisha T Fraser. Performer Ibinabo Jack. Performer Leon Lopez. Performer Gabriel Mokake. Performer Sophia Nomvete. Performer Neil Reidman. Performer Jennifer Saayeng. Performer Samantha-Antoinette Smith. Performer Joe Speare.
5 Jul 13 to 14 Sep 13Menier Theatre, Outer London :: V341546307
listing details L0753999622

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