As the Curve prepares to stream the musical The Color Purple to audiences at home, new images and a new video has been released.
Running from the 16th February until the 7th March, The Color Purple at Home brings back together the cast of the 2019 production to be reimagined in this concert version.
Co-produced by The Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome, the production is directed by Tinuke Craig and will bring to life the musical based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel for audiences to enjoy at home.
The musical features songs by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and a script by Marsha Norman. It includes the songs ‘Push Da Button’, ‘Too Beautiful for Words’ and ‘I’m Here’, with the music influenced by jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues.
This concert production of the musical stars: T’Shan Williams as Celie, with Danielle Fiamanya as Nettie, Karen Mavundukure as Sofia, Ako Mitchell as Mister and Simon Anthony Rhoden as Harpo. Also returning to Curve is Carly Mercedes Dyer, who played Anita in the acclaimed Made at Curve production of West Side Story. Carly will join the cast as Shug Avery.
The company is completed by: returning cast members Geoff Aymer, KM Drew Boateng, Owen Chaponda, Perola Congo, Danielle Kassarate, Anelisa Lamola, Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah, Jochebel Ohene MacCarthy, Landi Oshinowo and Jo Servi.
Meanwhile, the creative team for The Color Purple includes: Musical Director Alex Parker, Designer Alex Lowde, Choreographer Mark Smith, Sound Designer Tom Marshall and Casting Director Kay Magson CDG.The production will be lit by Curve Associate Ben Cracknell.
As part of the run of streamed performances, Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome will offer 2,000 free tickets for NHS workers to enjoy the production at home, with tickets distributed through local NHS providers.
Tickets for The Color Purple – at Home are available to book now and are priced at £20 per household. The streamed production will be available to audiences in the UK and Ireland only and Curve will offer a range of accessible performances throughout the run, including captioned and audio described.
The Color Purple – at home will be streamed from the 16th February until the 7th March. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/the-color-purple-at-home/