Black is the Colour of my Voice: Apphia Campbell, in a white top and wearing a green scarf in her hair, stands in a bedroom, clutching a notebook to her chest
Thu 19 Sep

Black is the Colour of My Voice

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

Direct from sell-out performances in the West End, Edinburgh, New York, and Shanghai, Apphia Campbell embarks on a UK tour paying tribute to Nina Simone's phenomenal career.

Presented by Play The Spotlight Theatre

Venue: Pentland Theatre

"Campbell embraces every facet of Simone ... this was a hypnotic, immersive, emotional evening" ★★★★★ Musical Theatre review (read the full review)

"This inventive production is utterly spellbinding and never misses a beat from start to finish" ★★★★★ The Upcoming (read the full review)

"She wrings passion and humour or pathos from every line and her voice is a vast cavern of perfect sound that mirrors the source material flawlessly" ★★★★½ The Reviews Hub (read the full review)

"Enchanting storytelling ... The emotion and passion shown throughout is inspiring to say the least. You can’t help but be drawn in." ★★★★ Spy in the Stalls (read the full review)

"Nothing short of sensational… Campbell will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears." ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

"Campbell gives a powerhouse of a performance" ★★★★★  Broadway World

"Campbell may wear Simone’s trademark head wrap but her performance goes beyond impersonation" ★★★★ The Times

"Mesmerizing and vulnerable performance" ★★★★ The Stage

Strictly 12+
Running Time: 1 hour 10 min (no interval)
Latecomers may not be admitted.

This performance includes mentions of rape and violence.

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