Apphia Campbell triumphs in Black is the Color of My Voice at Gilded Balloon Teviot. A riveting show inspired by the life and music of Nina Simone and featuring songs such as ‘I Put a Spell On You’ and ‘Feeling Good’.
As the fringe continues to grow, so does the input from Edinburgh-based companies. This year there are an unprecedented 93 different productions in the theatre section of the Fringe programme alone.
The “High Priestess of Soul” Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Caroline in 1933, the sixth of eight children. Though she passed away, aged 70, in 2003, she lives on musically with her enduring standards including “I Put a Spell on You”.
Written and performed by Apphia Campbell, Woke connects the experiences of the civil rights movement in the 1960s-70s with events of the present day.
Apphia Campbell gives a powerful and engaging performance in Woke at Battersea Arts Centre and the play’s message about how much hasn’t changed is firmly nailed to the mast.
Apphia Campbell performs the two central characters in Woke at Battersea Arts Centre, embodying their passion and anger through storytelling and song, in this lightning-strike of a show.
Ryan Craig’s brand-new comedy about modern millennial romance, Games for Lovers, gets its world premiere this summer in a bespoke pop-up space at The Vaults, one of three shows produced by James Seabright running at the Waterloo venue this summer.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 7 July 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will be celebrating the life and legacy of Nina Simone at Black Is the Color of My Voice with writer-performer Apphia Campbell. Got any questions?
Behind all this bold, sensual exploration of the seediest side of life, The Last Bordello becomes nothing less than an affirmation of the need – the absolute need – for people to have the freedom and resources to construct and tell moral fables in the time of war.
Powerful: Following the success of 2014 and 2015’s Black Is the Color of My Voice, Apphia Campbell returns to Gilded Balloon with another powerful one-woman show.