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The Color Purple

Author(s): Based on Alice Walker’s novel and adapted for the stage by Marsha Norman, Allee Willis, Brenda Russell and Stephen Bray
Company: Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome

Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel and adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman, Allee Willis, Brenda Russell and Stephen Bray, The Color Purple tells the story of Celie, abused and oppressed throughout her youth, who discovers 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 score by Grammy award-winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues.

Performances

Theatre Royal, Plymouth
The Lowry, Salford

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