Last year, the Tony Award-winning musical The Color Purple came to Leicester. This November, cast and creative team members of our WhatsOnStage Award-winning Made at Curve production will return to our stage for a strictly limited concert season.
By raising the walls between our Studio and Theatre spaces, Curve will reopen as a 533-seat, socially distanced auditorium with audiences enjoying live performances from all four sides of the stage, fully realising the ambition of visionary architect Rafael Viñoly’s original design. A revolving stage, generously donated by Sir Cameron Mackintosh, and a spectacular lighting rig will bring the spaces together, creating a truly epic feel for this once-in-a-lifetime season of work.
Staged by original production team members Director Tinuke Craig, Musical Director Alex Parker and Choreographer Mark Smith, The Color Purple is a tale of joy, despair, anguish and hope. T’shan Williams is back to bring heart and soul to our courageous heroine Celie, with Danielle Fiamanya – who won Best Actress in a Musical at The Stage Debut Awards 2019 – also returning as her younger sister Nettie. Further casting will be released soon.
The cast will be joined by our wonderful musicians to perform the musical’s gospel and blues inspired-score, including The Color Purple, Push Da Button, Too Beautiful for Words and I’m Here.
Please note this production contains themes and references of an adult nature.
To welcome audiences members back to Curve safely, we’ve introduced a number of changes and new measures throughout our building. To find out more, please click here.