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Based on the Pulitzer prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman, The Color Purple tells the story of courageous heroine Celie, as she journeys through joy, despair, anguish and hope in her own personal awakening to discover her unique voice in the world.

Winner of Best Regional Production (WhatsOnStage awards), the critically acclaimed Birmingham Hippodrome and Made at Curve production is a moving and soul-raising family chronicle set in racially divided southern America in the 1900s.

As the years go by, abused and oppressed Celie becomes resigned to her unfortunate lot in life, but when her friendship with fiercely independent Sofia and love affair with glamourous singer Shug start to shake things up, she begins to question her world; and understand that there must be more to life.

With a profoundly evocative score by Grammy award-winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this landmark musical celebrates life, love and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in.

A Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome Production

BASED UPON THE NOVEL WRITTEN BY ALICE WALKER AND THE WARNER BROS./AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENTMOTION PICTURE
BOOK BY MARSHA NORMAN
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY BRENDA RUSSELLALLEE WILLIS AND STEPHEN BRAY

THE COLOR PURPLE WAS PRODUCED ON BROADWAY AT THE BROADWAY THEATER BY OPRAH WINFREY, SCOTT SANDERS, ROY FURMAN AND QUINCY JONES. THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE COLOR PURPLE WAS PRODUCED BY THE ALLIANCE THEATRE, ATLANTA, GEORGIA.
THE COLOR PURPLE IS PRESENTED THROUGH SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH THEATRICAL RIGHTS WORLDWIDE, 1180 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, SUITE 640, NEW YORK, NY 10036, WWW.THEATRICALRIGHTS.COM

Price

Tickets from £20

Prices and discounts subject to change

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes including one interval

Age guidance

14+. This show contains themes of rape, abuse, incest, overt racism and sexism.

Where?

Main House

Performances
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13 Sep
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14 Sep
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BSL Interpreted

BSL Interpreted

A signer, placed at the side of the stage, communicates the script and sounds of the show visually with gestures and facial expressions using British Sign Language. Book by phone to get the best seats for your needs.

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15 Sep
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15 Sep
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16 Sep
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17 Sep
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Captioned & Audio Described

Captioned & Audio Described

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17 Sep
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Discounts & Concessions

CONCESSIONS

We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome.

FRIENDS

£10 off opening night, price band A+ – C
Thereafter £5 off price band A+/A, £6 off price band B-C Wed – Thu
Limited availability

CLAIMANTS, UNDER 16s, OVER 65s AND PASSPORT TO LEISURE

£3 off price band A, £4 off price bands B-D Tue – Thu eves and Thu matinee
Limited availability

FULL TIME STUDENTS

£10 off price band A-D, all performances

GROUPS

Price band A – D, Tue – Thu performances
6+ tickets – Save £4 per ticket
20+ tickets – Save £5 per ticket plus 1 FREE ticket
35+ tickets – Save £6 per ticket plus 1 FREE ticket

Call our dedicated Group Sales Team on 0844 338 7000 or email  groupsales@birminghamhippodrome.com for more information and to book now!

CLICK HERE for further information on Group Bookings

SCHOOLS

£15 per ticket (this includes 1 lolly per student), Price band C-E
Tue – Thu eves and Thu matinee

For school bookings, please call Group Sales on 0844 338 7000* for more information and to book now!

CONCESSIONS FOR PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES

£5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas
2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion

CLICK HERE for more information on our Assisted Performances

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Discounts and Concessions are offered subject to availability at the discretion of the Information and Sales Manager. Top three price bands only, unless otherwise stated. Restrictions may apply. Only one discount per ticket may apply, unless otherwise stated. Offers are non retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid ID must be presented where applicable. Additional discounts may be offered from time to time.

Food & Drink

The Proscenium Lounge

Add some VIP sparkle to your Hippodrome experience with a Diamond or Champagne package in our luxurious lounge.

Coffee Bar

Our Coffee Bar is open all day for Quarter Horse barista coffee and a quick and tasty bite to eat.

Our Bars

You’ll receive a warm welcome at our Foyer Bars, conveniently positioned for both Stalls and Circle levels.

Assisted Performances

We strive to provide access for all

For dates of audio-described, captioned or British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performances, please see below. These vary from show to show. It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

  • BSL Interpreted: Wed 14 Sep 7.30pm
  • Audio Described: Sat 17 Sep 2.30pm
  • Captioned: Sat 17 Sep 2.30pm

Concessions for patrons with disabilities

£5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
Limited availability. Excludes relaxed performance.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Accessible Performances

"Powerful, sassy and uplifting...ultimately empowering experience"

Birmingham Mail

“…powerful, empowering and packed with emotion…The Color Purple is the kind of show that leaves you speechless for a little while”

Coventry Telegraph

“The Color Purple is simply sublime: a story of female empowerment at its very finest”

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