The Color Purple

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The Tony Award-Winning Musical Comes to Leicester

This unforgettable story told over the course of 40 years follows courageous heroine Celie, as she journeys through joy, despair, anguish and hope in her own personal awakening to discover her unique voice in the world.

With a profoundly evocative score drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this moving family chronicle set in racially divided southern America, celebrates life, love and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in.

Suitable for ages 14+. Please note that this production contains themes of rape, abuse and incest, with overt racism and sexism.

AFTER-SHOW DISCUSSION
Thu 11 Jul, 7.30pm

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Tickets

£42 – £10

PREVIEWS*
Fri 28 Jun – Mon 1 Jul
£18 – £10

DISCOUNTS*
£18 Under 16s
£20 16 – 26yrs (with a FREE 16 – 26 Membership)
£2.50 off for Over 60s and registered unemployed
£4 off for Groups 10+
£5 off for Groups 20+
15% off for Members or 2-4-1 tickets on Tue 2 Jul, 7.30pm

ACCESS PERFORMANCES
Signed: Fri 5 Jul, 7.30pm
Captioned: Tue 9 Jul, 7.30pm
Audio-Described: Fri 12 Jul, 7.30pm
Touch Tour: Fri 12 Jul, 6pm
For more information about 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 AND LYRICS BY BRENDA RUSSELL, ALLEE WILLIS AND STEPHEN BRAY

DIRECTOR TINUKE CRAIG

DESIGNER ALEX LOWDE

MUSICAL SUPERVISOR AND MUSICAL DIRECTOR ALEX PARKER

ORCHESTRATOR MARTIN HIGGINS

CHOREOGRAPHER MARK SMITH

LIGHTING & PROJECTION DESIGNER JOSHUA PHARO

SOUND DESIGNER TOM MARSHALL

HAIR & MAKE-UP DESIGNER CYNTHIA DE LA ROSA

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

A black and white headshot of actor Geoff Aymer

Geoff Aymer

Ensemble

Delroy Brown

Pa

Owen Chaponda

Ensemble & Swing
A black and white headshot of actor Perola Congo

Perola Congo

Squeak
A black and white headshot of actor KM Drew Boateng

KM Drew Boateng

Ensemble

Danielle Fiamanya

Nettie
A black and white headshot of actor Joanna Francis

Joanna Francis

Shug Avery
A black and white headshot of actor Danielle Kassarate

Danielle Kassarate

Doris

Anelisa Lamola

Church Soloist

Karen Mavundukure

Sofia
A black and white headshot of actor Ako Mitchell

Ako Mitchell

Mister
A black and white headshot of actor Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah

Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah

Darlene
A black and white headshot of actor Jochebel Ohene MacCarthy

Jochebel Ohene MacCarthy

Ensemble
A black and white headshot of actor Landi Oshinowo

Landi Oshinowo

Jarene
A black and white headshot of actor Simon-Anthony Rhoden

Simon-Anthony Rhoden

Harpo
A black and white headshot of actor Jo Servi

Jo Servi

Grady & Preacher

T'Shan Williams

Celie