Curve at Home continues this February with an intimate, bold and beautiful new digital version of the theatre’s WhatsOnStage Award-winning production The Color Purple, streaming for three weeks only in association with Birmingham Hippodrome.
Building on the success of Curve’s first major stream Sunset Boulevard – at Home (‘A game changer’, The Telegraph), The Color Purple has been especially created for you to enjoy at home. Marsha Norman’s poetic and powerful script along with the magnificent songs by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray celebrate life, love and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in. This unforgettable story set in racially divided Southern America is staged by the team behind the 2019 production, with Tinuke Craig as Director, Alex Parker as Musical Director and Mark Smith as Choreographer.
T’Shan Williams returns to lead the magnificent original company as courageous heroine Celie, with Danielle Fiamanya (Winner – The Stage Debut Awards 2019) reprising her role as Celie’s Sister, Nettie. Carly Mercedes Dyer joins the cast as the vivacious Shug Avery, following her acclaimed performance as Anita in the 2019 Made at Curve production of West Side Story.
Drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, a band of incredible musicians will combine with the company’s soulful vocals in bringing the score to life, including Push Da Button, Too Beautiful for Words and I’m Here.
The audio described performance will be delivered by Nadine Beasley and Kate Taylor-Davies for Talking Sense Audio Description Services, with audio support from Gary Giles. To enjoy the audio-described performance, please select this option when booking online. Alternatively, please get in touch by email at [email protected].
If you have questions about booking or watching The Color Purple – at Home, check their frequently asked questions or email [email protected]. A step-by-step guide on how to access the stream and troubleshooting tips is available here.
Tickets for each scheduled performance of The Color Purple – at Home will be taken off sale two hours in advance of the viewing time. Due to licensing restrictions, this production is only available to stream in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
[Image Description: Promotional artwork for The Color Purple – at Home featuring an illustration of T’Shan Williams as Celie against a blue, purple and pink toned background. Text: The Color Purple – at Home. White Curve at Home logo top right.]