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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

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

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.

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.

Age guidance



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


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