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Black is the Color of My Voice

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Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, and featuring 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.

This extensive national tour follows sell-out seasons in Shanghai, New York, Edinburgh, and the West End.

Running time

70 minutes

Presented by

James Seabright

Written and directed by

Apphia Campbell

Performed by

Florence Odumosu


12+, references to violence and racism

Moving portrayal of determination and survival” ★★★★ Times
Nothing short of sensational… will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
A compelling and heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song” ★★★★ Ed Festival Magazine

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