black is the colour of my voice

James Seabright presents

Black Is The Color Of My Voice

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Please note: due to unexpected illness there has been a cast change and the show will now be performed by Apphia Campbell, rather than Florence Odumosu.


Written and directed by Apphia Campbell

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone and featuring many of her most iconic songs performed live.

Apphia Campbell’s acclaimed play follows the successful jazz 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 in the West End of London.


We can’t wait to welcome you to the theatre and we’re taking active steps to ensure that everyone can feel safe, relaxed and enjoy the show. Read our latest Covid measures here.

★★★★

‘Moving portrayal of determination and survival.’ 

The 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.’

Ed Festival Magazine

Age Guidance 12+ (references to violence and racism)
This show contains smoke/haze.

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