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The Color Purple Musical Comes To The UK

June 13, 2013 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-Ellis

Tickets for the summer hit The Color Purple are now on sale as the Menier Chocolate Factory bring you the much-loved stage musical.

An unforgettable story of enduring love and triumph over adversity, The Color Purple is a landmark musical from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker .

‘This stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie, as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life.

‘With a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this European premiere is directed by John Doyle (Road Show at the Menier Chocolate Factory), adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winner Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Grammy award winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray.’

Confirmed cast members already include Cynthia Erivo (Sister Act: The Musical) as Celie, Nicola Hughes (Porgy & Bess) as Shug Avery, Adebayo Bolaji (Ghost) as Harpo and Abiona Omonua (Legally Blonde and Hairspray) as Nettie. Additional cast members are yet to be confirmed but tickets are on sale for you to get lost in the storyline from July 5th through to September 14th 2013.

With choreography by Ann Yee, orhcestrations by Brian Morales, costume design by Matthew Wright and Tom Deering as the musical director, The Color Purple is one of the best musicals around – in our eyes – so don’t miss out on your theatre seat!

Image Source: Menier Chocolate Factory