A Made at Curve production in association with Birmingham Hippodrome

The Color Purple
- At Home

Tue 16 Feb - Tue 16 Mar 2021



Curve at Home continues this February with an intimate, bold and beautiful new digital version of our WhatsOnStage Award-winning production The Color Purple, streaming for three weeks only in association with Birmingham Hippodrome

Building on the success of our first major stream Sunset Boulevard – at Home (‘A game changer’, The Telegraph), The Color Purple has been especially created for you to watch at home. Marsha Norman’s poetic and powerful script along with the magnificent songs by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray celebrate life, love and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in. This unforgettable story set in racially divided Southern America is staged by the team behind our 2019 production – Director Tinuke Craig, Musical Director Alex Parker and Choreographer Mark Smith.

T’Shan Williams returns to lead our magnificent original company as our courageous heroine Celie, with Danielle Fiamanya (Winner – The Stage Debut Awards 2019) reprising her role as Celie’s Sister, Nettie. Carly Mercedes Dyer joins the cast as the vivacious Shug Avery, following her acclaimed performance as Anita in our 2019 Made at Curve production of West Side Story

Drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, a band of incredible musicians will combine with the company’s soulful vocals in bringing the score to life, including Push Da Button, Too Beautiful for Words and I’m Here. 

Recorded in our transformed auditorium and fully lit using our state-of-the-art lighting rig, book now for your chance to see Alice Walker’s seminal novel as you’ve never seen it before. 

Running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes including an interval.
Please note this production contains themes and references of an adult nature.

Find out more about The Color Purple – at Home in our free online theatre programme, detailing the cast, production team and more.

Awards for our 2019 production:
WINNER – Best Regional Production, WhatsOnStage Awards 2020
WINNER – Best Actress in a Musical – Danielle Fiamanya, The Stage Debut Awards 2019

If you have questions about booking or watching The Color Purple – at Home, you may find the answers you are looking for in our frequently asked questions. For any other questions relating to this performance, please email [email protected].

A step-by-step guide on how to access the stream and troubleshooting tips is available by clicking the link below.

Download streaming & troubleshooting tips here

Tickets for each scheduled performance of The Color Purple – at Home will be taken off sale two hours in advance of the viewing time. 

Due to licensing restrictions, this production is only available to stream in the United Kingdom and Ireland.


As a thank you for your incredible work during the pandemic, Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome are proud to offer a limited amount of free tickets to watch The Color Purple – at Home to NHS workers, plus teachers and school support staff across Leicester, Leicestershire and Birmingham.

For further information on NHS tickets, please send a photograph of your NHS ID to [email protected].

For further information on teacher and school staff tickets, please send a photograph of your school ID to [email protected].

Tickets for both groups are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


£20 per household

As a registered charity (no. 230708) we are asking all customers to consider purchasing multiple tickets for the stream, as you would if you were joining us for the performance at Curve. If you are not in a position to purchase multiple tickets but would still like to make a smaller donation alongside your booking, you can do so by clicking here.

We appreciate it has been a very challenging year for many of our audiences, and all contributions – no matter how large or small – are hugely appreciated. The support we receive makes an incredible difference and every donation helps us deliver all of the work that we produce both on and off our stages. Thank you for your support.

Captioned: Available on all performances from Tue 16 Feb – Sun 7 Mar (excl. Sat 6 Mar, 7.30pm)

Audio Described: Sat 6 Mar, 7.30pm
This performance will be delivered by Nadine Beasley and Kate Taylor-Davies for Talking Sense Audio Description Services.

To listen to the audio introductory notes for this performance, click ‘play’ on the SoundCloud player below. These notes are presented by Kate Taylor-Davies.

If you require our access performances then please do select this option when booking online. Alternatively, please get in touch by email at [email protected].

Credits & Acknowledgments

Based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture. 

Book by Marsha Norman
Music & Lyrics by Brenda Russell,  Allee Willis  &  Stephen Bray 

Director Tinuke Craig
Designer Alex Lowde
Musical Director Alex Parker
Choreographer Mark Smith
Lighting Designer Ben Cracknell
Sound Designer Tom Marshall
Hair, Wigs and Make-Up Supervisor
Alice Townes
Casting Director Kay Magson CDG 

Crosscut Media

THE COLOR PURPLE was produced on Broadway at the Broadway Theater by Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman and Quincy Jones. The world premiere of THE COLOR PURPLE was produced by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia. 

THE COLOR PURPLE is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036, www.theatricalrights.com. 

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Cast & Creative

A black and white headshot of actor Geoff Aymer

Geoff Aymer

A black and white headshot of actor KM Drew Boateng.

KM Drew Boateng

A black and white headshot of Owen Chaponda

Owen Chaponda

Ensemble & Swing
A black and white headshot of Perola Congo

Perola Congo

A black and white headshot of Carly Mercedes Dyer

Carly Mercedes Dyer

Shug Avery
Black and white headshot for Danielle Fiamanya

Danielle Fiamanya

A black and white headshot of actor Danielle Kassarate

Danielle Kassarate

A black and white headshot of actor Anelisa Lamola

Anelisa Lamola

Church Soloist
A black and white headshot of actor Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah

Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah

A black and white headshot of Karen Mavundukure

Karen Mavundukure

A black and white headshot of actor Jochebel Ohene MacCarthy

Jochebel Ohene MacCarthy

A black and white headshot of actor Ako Mitchell

Ako Mitchell

A black and white headshot of actor Landi Oshinowo

Landi Oshinowo

A black and white headshot of actor Simon-Anthony Rhoden

Simon-Anthony Rhoden

A black and white headshot of actor Jo Servi.

Jo Servi

Grady & Preacher
Black and white headshot for T'Shan Williams.

T'Shan Williams