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.
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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].
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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.
FREE TICKETS FOR NHS & SCHOOL STAFF
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.