Purple patch for Lowry

Published: 31 August 2022
Reporter: David Upton

Color Purple cast rehearse
Color Purple cast rehearse
Color Purple cast rehearse
Color Purple cast rehearse

Images are out from the rehearsal room of the musical The Color Purple, which comes to The Lowry, Salford from October 11–15.

Leicester’s Curve theatre and Birmingham Hippodrome produce a tour of England and Wales 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, Allee Willis, Brenda Russell and Stephen Bray, The Color Purple tells of courageous heroine Celie.

Abused and oppressed throughout her youth, she embarks on a journey through joy, despair, anguish and hope.

Originally staged in 2019, it won a WhatsOnStage Award for Best Regional Production.

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  • The Color Purple - Based on Alice Walker’s novel and adapted for the stage by Marsha Norman, Allee Willis, Brenda Russell and Stephen Bray (Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome)