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
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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