Monday, January 24

Tour of the Color Purple announced for this autumn

Leicester Curve  and Birmingham Hippodrome theatres have today revealed plans to tour their critically acclaimed, award-winning co-production of The Color Purple this Autumn.

Having previously only played to UK audiences in London, Leicester and Birmingham, thanks to support from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Funding, the musical is now set to visit six new cities across England and Wales.

The  Pulitzer prize-winning novel,  classic hit movie and Tony® Award-winning production on Broadway was originally staged in 2019. This revival of Marsha Norman, Allee Willis, Brenda Russell and Stephen Bray's theatrical version of Alice Walker's Pulitzer-winning novel is directed by Tinuke Craig.

An  unforgettable story told over the course of 40 years follows tormented heroine Celie, as she journeys through joy, despair, anguish and hope in her own personal awakening to discover her unique voice in the world with a profoundly evocative score drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues,

With full casting and creatives for the production still to be revealed the  tour will open at Birmingham Hippodrome on 13 eptember

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