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Fri 13 September 2024 • 7:30pm

Black is the Colour of My Voice

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By Apphia Campbell 
Performed by Nicholle Cherrie  

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. 

The show has toured the UK nationally to standing ovations and played sell-out seasons in Shanghai, New York, Edinburgh and the West End of London. 

Recommended for ages 12+ 

Main Theatre, Storyhouse Theatre
75 Minutes

Members: £21.60

Non-members: £24 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee)

Young Storyhouse Card: £15

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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 heart-breaking story, punctuated with bursts of song.

★★★★ Edinburgh Festival Magazine