A Made at Curve Production

The Color Purple
in Concert

Mon 23 Nov - Sat 5 Dec



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.


£25 – £10

15% off for Members & 16 – 26 Members

Sat 21 Nov, 7.30pm (TBC) £1
Public Dress Rehearsals are confirmed on the day of the performance. For more details, please click here.

Curve Members can see The Color Purple in Concert, Sunset Boulevard in Concert and Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual
for less with our Membership Season Tickets. Band A tickets are priced at £60, with Band B tickets priced at £50.

To book your season ticket, please contact our Box Office team by telephone on 0116 242 3595, or e-mail the team at [email protected].

Please note the 15% Membership discount is not available on season tickets.

Signed (BSL): Mon 30 Nov, 7.30pm
Audio Described: Tue 1 Dec, 7.30pm
Captioned: Fri 4 Dec, 7.30pm

To find out more about our access performances, please click here.

*Discounts are subject to terms and conditions, availability and are only valid on certain performances.

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
Choreographer Mark Smith
Musical Supervisor and Musical Director Alex Parker
Sound Designer Tom Marshall
Casting Director Kay Magson CDG


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

Black and white headshot for T'Shan Williams.

T'Shan Williams

Black and white headshot for Danielle Fiamanya

Danielle Fiamanya