A Made at Curve Production

The Color Purple
in Concert

Mon 1 - Sat 13 Mar 2021



Last year, the Tony Award-winning musical The Color Purple came to Leicester. This March, 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 full casting to 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 27 Feb, 7.30pm (TBC) £1
Public Dress Rehearsals are confirmed on the day of the performance. For more details, please click here.

Signed (BSL): Mon 8 Mar, 7.30pm
Audio Described: Tue 9 Mar, 7.30pm
Captioned: Fri 12 Mar, 7.30pm

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

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

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

A black and white headshot of actor KM Drew Boateng

KM Drew Boateng

A black and white headshot of Owen Chaponda

Owen Chaponda

A black and white headshot of actor Perola Congo

Perola Congo

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 Karen Mavundukure

Karen Mavundukure

A black and white headshot of actor Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah

Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah

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

Mister, Grady & Preacher