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Black is the Color of My Voice

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Moving portrayal of determination and survival.”  Times


Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, and featuring many of her most iconic songs performed live.

Nothing short of sensational… will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears.” Broadway Baby


Apphia Campbell’s acclaimed play follows a successful singer and civil rights activist as she seeks redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

A compelling and heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song.” Ed Festival Magazine


This extensive national tour follows sell-out performances throughout the UK and in Shanghai, New York, and in the West End of London.

Running time

70 minutes, no interval

Presented By

James Seabright

Written, Performed and Directed By

Apphia Campbell

Recommended Age


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Captioned Performance: Fri 10 Feb 2023, 7.45pm

Content Warning

Includes references to violence and racism

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