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.
Featuring the marvellous Sophie Isaacs, Jodie Steele and T’Shan Williams, Together Again might be Thespie’s best Reunited gig yet.
Leicester’s Curve theatre has revealed new dates and further casting for its upcoming season of socially distanced performances.
Live theatre will return to Leicester as Curve announces plans to reopen to the public from 23 November 2020. The theatre, which was forced to close on 16 March, will open again this autumn for re-imagined, socially distanced concert performances of acclaimed Made at Curve productions, using the building’s unique theatre design.
New musical #ZoologicalSociety, written by Vikki Stone and Kate Mulgrew, gets a well-timed concept album release.
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.
Selladoor Worldwide has announced the launch of Selladoor Creation – a brand new platform for new writers to showcase and develop their work with the backing of one of the UK’s leading theatre producers.
Following a sold-out run at The Other Palace earlier this year, there’s been a lot of hype surrounding Heathers the Musical, with a strong fandom out in force and social media buzzing with (mostly) glowing comments.
Every so often a show comes around which receives an exceptional amount of hype and has the West End buzzing. Heathers is currently that show and the good news is that it truly lives up to it.
The hype for Heathers The Musical is real, awards need to be nominated for and won. High School will never be the same again, it’s just ‘So Very’.
The creative team behind Heathers the Musical has announced a brand new song has been written into the show ahead of its West End debut at the Theatre Royal Haymarket (3 September to 24 November 2018), along with multiple re-workings to the script.
Joining the previously announced Carrie Hope Fletcher, playing Veronica Sawyer in the Uk premiere of Heathers – The Musical at The Other Palace (9 June to 4 August 2018) are Jodie Steele (Chandler), Sophie Isaacs (McNamara) and T’Shan Williams (Duke) – The Heathers, with Jamie Muscato playing the mysterious teen rebel Jason Dean (JD).
Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s complex and challenging civil rights musical Caroline, or Change makes its long-awaited London return to the Hampstead Theatre.
There are places deep inside us that only song can reach; when – in Caroline, Or Change – Sharon D Clarke’s sometimes mellifluous, sometimes scorching, tones reach that place, they shake your soul and awaken your spirit.
Hampstead Theatre has announced the full company for Tony Kushner’s and Jeanine Tesori’s musical Caroline, or Change, following its critically acclaimed run at Chichester Festival Theatre last summer.
Behold the 2017 fosterIAN award nominations, recognising the acting performances that stood out for me, the ones that made me sit up, and sometimes stand up.
Michael Buffong’s reinterpretation of Guys and Dolls, a co-production between the Royal Exchange and Talawa Theatre, is just that, a bold re-envisioning of the classic musical that consequently comes up with something different.
If like me you are interested in all theatre whether it be in the U.K. or on Broadway then you can’t have failed to hear about the phenomenon of The Color Purple. Based on the novel by Alice Walker first published in 1982 and subsequently made into a 1985 film directed by Stephen Spielberg this period story is unbelievably strong.
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