The Leicester based theatre has confirmed that the musical will be available to watch until the 16th March.

(c)Pamela Raith

Due to popular demand, the Curve Theatre is making its semi-staged production of The Color Purple available to watch at home until the 16th March.

Talking about the news Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said: “Whilst we cannot wait to welcome audiences back to Curve, we’re thrilled audiences have more chances to enjoy our production of The Color Purple – at Home. We’re especially proud this magnificent production has been embraced by young people and in schools, where we’ve been able to offer workshops, learning resources and talkback events with the incredible writers of the musical and company members.

Our thanks to the wonderful partners who have made this possible, especially Theatrical Rights Worldwide and our associate producers Birmingham Hippodrome. We’re also immensely grateful to our sponsors PPL PRS and De Montfort University, as well as Arts Council England, Leicester City Council, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Culture Recovery Fund.”

Directed by Tinuke Craig, the musical features  songs by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and is based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

The cast of this concert production is led by T’Shan Williams as Celie, Danielle Fiamanya (Winner – The Stage Debut Awards 2019) as Celie’s Sister, Nettie and Carly Mercedes Dyer  Shug Avery. The company is completed by Geoff Aymer, KM Drew Boateng, Owen Chaponda, Perola Congo, Danielle Kassarate, Anelisa Lamola, Karen Mavundukure, Ako Mitchell, Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah, Jochebel Ohene MacCarthy, Landi Oshinowo, Simon-Anthony Rhoden and Jo Servi.

The creative team 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.

The Color Purple – at home will be streamed until the 16th March. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/the-color-purple-at-home/.Read our review here.