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Black is the Color of My Voice

Black is the Color of My Voice

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Fringe First award winner Apphia Campbell’s acclaimed production heads on an extensive national tour, after sell-out seasons in Shanghai, New York, Edinburgh, and in the West End of London.

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking 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.

Written and directed by Apphia Campbell.


“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 heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song.’

★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine 

Important information

Age Guidance: 12+ – references to violence and racism.

Running time: 70 minutes, no interval

Post-show talk: Wednesday 23 March 2022