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Black is the Color of My Voice

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

Ages

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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