The Color Purple - at Home: Cast Q&A with Perola Congo

Fri 26 Feb 2021

Find out more about Pérola Congo, who plays Squeak in our production of The Color Purple – at Home, in this cast Q&A.

What does returning to Curve to create this show for people to watch at home mean to you? 

This show really came as a saving grace! To be returning to Curve telling this story with this cast and creative team of beautiful humans is such a blessing to me. It’s also exciting for me that family and friends who didn’t get the opportunity to watch the show in 2019 can watch it from the comfort of their homes!

Favourite song? 

Mmmm that’s a hard one! I love ‘The Color Purple Reprise’; the lyrics are such poetry and the music is so beautiful. I also love ‘Uh-Oh’ – there’s so much drama that goes down within that one song!

What do you hope audiences take from this production? 

I hope audiences will connect with the multifaceted representations of black women in this piece. I hope they’ll connect with this Celie’s story and see the beauty of this black woman’s journey of learning to love herself and knowing that she deserves to be loved for all that she is.

The Color Purple – at Home is now streaming until Sun 7 Mar, find out more and book tickets now.


About Pérola Congo

Pérola trained at the BRIT School of Performing Arts, Stageworks Studios and Arts Educational Schools London. 
Her theatre credits includes: Our Lady of Kibeho (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Color Purple (Curve Theatre), Original Cast of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical (Aldwych Theatre), The Addams Family (UK Tour/Mediacorp Singapore), Pinocchio (Stephen Joseph Theatre), Moby Dick (Union Theatre),  Oliver! (Grange Park Opera). 
Television includes:  Britain’s Got Talent Final 2018 (ITV), Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV), Olivier Awards 2015 and 2016 (ITV) 
Concerts/workshops include: Hamlet (National Theatre Studio- Workshop), Rocky ‘The Musical’ (Workshop), Hey, Old Friends! 85th Birthday Tribute to Stephen Sondheim (Concert: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane). 
Radio includes: Friday Night is Music Night: We Can Be Heroes (BBC Radio 2), D-Day 70 Years On (BBC Radio 2 at the Royal Albert H