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Tue 11 October - Sat 15 October

The Color Purple

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Tue

11 Oct

7.30pm

From: £17.00

Wed

12 Oct

2pm

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Wed

12 Oct

7.30pm

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Thu

13 Oct

7.30pm

From: £15.00

  • Captioned

Fri

14 Oct

7.30pm

From: £20.00

Sat

15 Oct

2pm

From: £15.00

  • Audio Described
  • British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Touch Tour

Sat

15 Oct

7.30pm

From: £20.00

Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel and adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman, Allee Willis, Brenda Russell and Stephen Bray, The Color Purple tells the powerful and life-affirming story of courageous heroine Celie. Abused and oppressed throughout her youth, Celie embarks on a journey through joy, despair, anguish and hope, discovering her own unique voice thanks to the incredible women in her life. From an unbreakable bond with her sister Nettie, to friendship with fiercely independent Sofia and a life-changing affair with glamorous singer Shug Avery, Celie learns to love herself.

With a profoundly evocative score by Grammy award-winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this landmark musical celebrates life, love and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in.

Additional information

Age Recommendation: 14+

Runtime: Two hours and 30 mins including a 20 minute interval

BASED UPON THE NOVEL WRITTEN BY ALICE WALKER AND THE WARNER BROS./AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT MOTION PICTURE

Book by
Marsha Norman

Music and Lyrics by
Brenda Russell
Allee Willis
Stephen Bray

Runtime

2 hours and 30 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Accessible Performances

Captioned | Thursday 13th October 2022 at 7:30pm

BSL | Saturday 15th October 2022 at 2pm

Audio Described | Saturday 15th October 2022 at 2pm | Touch Tour at 1pm

To book accessible performances please email or call 0333 320 2838

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Praise for the 2019 production of The Color Purple:

The Guardian
★ ★ ★ ★
“A musical with heart, spirit and soul”

The Stage
★ ★ ★ ★
“A glorious, immensely moving celebration of triumph over adversity”

The Reviews Hub
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“A must-see”

Birmingham Mail
★ ★ ★ ★
“Powerful, sassy and uplifting”

East Midlands Theatre
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Simply beyond beautiful”