The Color Purple
October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on 5 October 2022 at 2:30 pm
One event on 5 October 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on 6 October 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on 7 October 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on 8 October 2022 at 2:30 pm
One event on 8 October 2022 at 7:30 pm
Leicester’s Curve theatre and Birmingham Hippodrome‘s critically acclaimed, award-winning 2019 co-production of The Color Purple comes to Northampton this Autumn.
Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel and adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman,The Color Purple tells the powerful and life-affirming story of courageous heroine Celie. Abused and oppressed throughout her youth, Celie embarks on a journey through joy, despair, anguish and hope, discovering her own unique voice thanks to the incredible women in her life. From an unbreakable bond with her sister Nettie, to friendship with fiercely independent Sofia and a life-changing affair with glamorous singer Shug Avery, Celie learns to love herself.
With a profoundly evocative score by Grammy award-winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this landmark musical celebrates life, love and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in.