Plans to tour the critically acclaimed production of The Color Purple this Autumn have been announced.
Having previously only played to UK audiences in London, Leicester and Birmingham, the musical is now set to visit six new cities across England and Wales (see below for details).
Cast to be announced.
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 powerful and life-affirming story of courageous heroine Celie. Abused and oppressed throughout her youth, Celie embarks on a journey through joy, despair, anguish and hope, discovering 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 profoundly evocative score by Grammy award-winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this landmark musical celebrates life, love and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in.
The Color Purple 2022 tour
Birmingham Hippodrome 13 – 17 September
Theatre Royal Plymouth 27 September – 1 October
Royal & Derngate Northampton 4 – 8 October
The Lowry, Salford 11 – 15 October
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff 18 – 22 October
Mayflower Theatre Southampton 25 – 29 October
Norwich Theatre Royal 1 – 5 November