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Apphia Campbell as Nina Simone. Apphia is wearing a bright orange and green dress and a bright green scarf to tie up her hair. She is singing and smiling.

Black is the Color of my Voice

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Back at The Rep by popular demand, this acclaimed show is inspired by the life of Nina Simone, and features many of her most iconic songs performed live.

Apphia Campbell’s moving 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.

Nothing short of sensational”
★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Hauntingly beautiful”
★★★★★ Theatre Weekly

Moving portrayal”
★★★★ The Times


From £19

Presented by

James Seabright

Created and Performed by

Apphia Campbell


Please note, latecomers will not be admitted to this performance. Please arrive in plenty of time.

Running time

Approximately 70 minutes with no interval.

Age guidance


Please note, no under 5s will be admitted to the auditorium.


Audio Described: Thu 29 Feb 7.45pm (described by Julia Grundy and Carolyn Smith)

A Free Touch Tour is available to book before the Audio Described performance. 


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