First look inside the rehearsal room of The Color Purple

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

Made in the Midlands, this brand new production comes to Curve, Leicester from 28th June – 12th July and Birmingham Hippodrome from 16th – 20th July 2019.

Photography by Simon Hadley

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.

Photography by Manuel Harlan

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.

The cast of The Color Purple
Photography by Manuel Harlan

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.

CURVE THEATRE, 28TH JUNE – 13TH JULY AND 
WWW.CURVEONLINE.CO.UK/WHATS-ON/SHOWS/THE-COLOR-PURPLE

The Color Purple comes to Birmingham Hippodrome from 16th – 20th July 2019. To book visit birminghamhippodrome.com or call 0844 338 5000 (4.5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge).

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