I have loved both book and film of The Color Purple for as long as I can remember. Alice Walker’s novel of strong black females in an America which sees them as not just second-class citizens, but non-entities, is a seminal text in both feminist and LGBTQIA+ literature.
Following on from the immensely successful Sunset Boulevard in Concert, Curve has reunited the company of 2019’s The Color Purple (a co-production with Birmingham Hippodrome) to once again bring a much needed dose of musical enrichment to theatre lovers worldwide.
Following the success of its recent five-star production of Sunset Boulevard – at Home, Curve has announced plans to also stream The Color Purple online between 16 February and 7 March 2021, in association with Birmingham Hippodrome.
As the West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s HAMILTON enters its third year at the Victoria Palace Theatre, new casting has been announced and further tickets have been released, with bookings now being taken through to 28 March 2020.
Celie’s journey from despair to belief, love and hope is, in T’Shan Williams’ hands, a believable and rewarding experience in The Color Purple.
Come mid-January, the Strand will look a fair bit different for theatregoers as both Kinky Boots and Dreamgirls have posted advance closing notices, leaving the Adelphi and the Savoy respectively on the same date, Saturday 12 January 2018.
Kinky Boots has posted West End closing notices for 12 January 2019 at the Adelphi Theatre. Its final London cast will be led by Simon-Anthony Rhoden as Lola and, having just taken over 4 June, Oliver Thompsett as Charlie and Natalie McQueen as Lauren.
From 4 June 2018 there will be major changes in the West End cast of Kinky Boots with Oliver Tompsett playing Charlie Price and Natalie McQueen playing Lauren. They join Simon-Anthony Rhoden who continues as Lola.
KINKY BOOTS, the winner of every major Best Musical award, is pleased to announce that Simon-Anthony Rhoden will take on the role of Lola and Verity Rushworth, popular with TV viewers for her role as Donna Windsor in ITV’s Emmerdale, will star as Lauren from Monday 10 July 2017. KINKY BOOTS, which recently played its 700th performance at London’s Adelphi …