Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome announce co-production of Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation THE COLOR PURPLE.
Directed by Tinuke Craig the show will play 28 Jun – 13 Jul 2019 at Curve, Leicester and then 16 – 20 Jul 2019 at Birmingham Hippodrome
Leicester’s Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome theatres join forces to co-produce Broadway musical The Color Purple, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker.
The production, the first to be created outside of London in the UK, will be directed by Tinuke Craig, winner of the 2014 Genesis Future Directors Award. Tinuke’s recent credits include random/generations, a double bill of plays by debbie tucker green at Chichester Festival Theatre and I Call my Brothers by Jonas Hassen Khemiri at the Gate Theatre.
The announcement comes as both theatres celebrate significant milestones, with Curve turning 10 this year while the Hippodrome will mark its 120th birthday in 2019.
This unforgettable story told over the course of 40 years follows courageous heroine Celie, as she journeys through joy, despair, anguish and hope in her own personal awakening to discover her unique voice in the world.
With a profoundly evocative score drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this moving family chronicle set in racially divided southern America, celebrates life, love and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in.
Tickets for The Color Purple will go on sale to Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome audiences on the week commencing 20 August 2018.
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