Promo: First look in rehearsal room for The Color Purple. Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome co-production




28 Jun 13 Jul 2019 at Curve, Leicester

16 20 Jul 2019 at Birmingham Hippodrome

Leicester’s Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome have released the first images from inside the rehearsal room of their upcoming co-production, The Color Purple.

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The Color Purple_Anelisa Lamola (Church Soloist) and Jochebel Ohene MacCarthy (Ensemble)_Photography by Manuel Harlan.jpg

Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Steven Spielberg’s 1985 Oscar-nominated film of the same name, The Color Purple is a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical which follows heroine Celie as she discovers her own identity and power over the course of 40 years in 20th century southern America.

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Made in the Midlands, the regional UK premiere will play at Curve, Leicester from 28th June – 13th July, followed by 16th – 20th July at Birmingham Hippodrome, with a national press night at Curve on Wednesday 3rd July at 7pm.

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The cast is led by T’Shan Williams as Celie, Joanna Francis as Shug Avery, Ako Mitchell as Mister, Simon-Anthony Rhoden as Mister’s son Harpo, Karen Mavundukure as his wife Sophia, Danielle Fiamanya as Celie’s sister Nettie and Delroy Brown as Pa.

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The cast is completed by Geoff Aymer, Owen Chaponda, Perola Congo, KM Drew Boateng, Danielle Kassaraté, Anelisa Lamola, Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah, Jochebel Ohene MacCarthy, Landi Oshinowo and Jo Servi.

The Color Purple_Joanna Francis (Shug Avery)_Photography by Manuel Harlan.jpg

Tickets for The Color Purple at Curve are on sale now. To book online visit, call 0116 242 3595 or visit the Box Office team in person at Curve.

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Creative Team

Director Tinuke Craig
Set & Costume Designer Alex Lowde
Musical Supervisor and Musical Director Alex Parker
Orchestrator Martin Higgins
Choreographer Mark Smith
Lighting & Projection Designer Joshua Pharo
Sound Designer Tom Marshall
Hair & Make-up Designer Cynthia De La Rosa
Casting Director Kay Magson CDG
Co-producers Birmingham Hippodrome


60 Rutland St, Leicester LE1 1SB

Twitter: @CurveLeicester Facebook: /CURVEtheatreLeicester Instagram: @Curve_Leicester

Ticket Office: 0116 242 3595

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm (6pm non-performance days)

Sunday: one hour before the performance

Curve is run by Leicester Theatre Trust Limited, a registered charity (no. 230708). We gratefully acknowledge and welcome the continued support of and partnership with the above organisations:


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