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The Color Purple is the inspiring musical, based on the Pulitzer prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, the classic hit movie and the Tony® Award-winning production on Broadway.

This unforgettable story told over the course of 40 years follows tormented heroine Celie, as she journeys through joy, despair, anguish and hope in her own personal awakening to discover her unique voice in the world.

With a profoundly evocative score drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this landmark musical is directed by Tinuke Craig, winner of the 2014 Genesis Future Directors Award. Tinuke’s recent acclaimed productions include Random/Generations, the double bill of plays by debbie tucker green.

The cast includes T’Shan Williams as Celie, Joanna Francis as Shug Avery, Ako Mitchell as Mister, Simon-Anthony Rhoden as Mister’s son Harpo, Karen Mavundukure as his wife Sophia, Danielle Fiamanya as Celie’s sister Nettie and Delroy Brown as Pa.

This moving family chronicle set in racially divided southern America, celebrates life, love and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in.

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

DIRECTOR TINUKE CRAIG
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

From £21

Prices and discounts subject to change.
Where applicable, a 6% transaction charge may apply (excl. cash sales in person), postage from £1.50.

Age guidance

14+. This show contains themes of Rape, Abuse, Incest, Overt Racism and Sexism

Where?

Main House

Boxes for this production are currently on sale. Please contact Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000 for further details. Calls cost from 4.5p per min plus your providers access charge.

Performances
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Wed
17 Jul
2.00pm From: £21 Book Now
Wed
17 Jul
7.30pm From: £21
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.

Limited Availability Book Now
Thu
18 Jul
2.00pm From: £21 Book Now
Thu
18 Jul
7.30pm From: £21
Captioned

Captioned

Similar to television subtitling – if you are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing you can watch the script unfold on a display board near the stage at this performance. Book by phone to get the best seats for your needs.

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Fri
19 Jul
7.30pm From: £23 Book Now
Sat
20 Jul
2.30pm From: £23
Audio Described

Audio Described

If you are blind or partially sighted, listen to a live description of all the action with a discreet headset at this performance. Book by phone to get the best seats for your needs.

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Sat
20 Jul
7.30pm From: £23 Limited Availability Book Now
Discounts & Concessions

CONCESSIONS

We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome. For further queries on the information below please contact Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000.

FRIENDS

£10 off Tue 16 Jul 7.30pm, price bands A+-C (limited availability)
thereafter
£5 off A+/A, £6 off B-D Tue -Thu 7.30pm & Wed 2pm (limited availability)

GROUPS

Tue – Thu 7.30pm & Wed 2pm, price bands A-D
8+ tickets – Save £5 per ticket
16+ tickets – Save £6 per ticket plus 1 FREE ticket
24+ tickets – Save £7 per ticket plus 2 FREE tickets
(includes £1 transaction fee)

Please be aware that discounts are not applicable within the following areas:
Price Band A+ Stalls rows A-K
Price Band A+ Circle rows A-K

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 & YOUTH GROUPS

Tue – Thu 7.30pm and Wed & Thu 2pm
Parties of 10 or more pay £16 (Price Bands C-E) plus 1 teacher goes FREE, Limited availability
Call the Schools Hotline on 0844 338 7000 for more information and to book now

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FIRST NIGHT 16-24 YEAR OLDS’ MEMBERSHIP

£16 tickets, Tue & Wed 7.30pm, price bands C-E (limited availability)

GENERAL CONCESSIONS

£3 off price band A, £4 off B – D Tue – Thu (limited availability)

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 Access Performances

STUDENT, PASSPORT TO LEISURE AND POSTCODE STANDBY

24 hours prior to a performance, best available seats for the lowest price, maximum 2 per booker, subject to availability

CLICK HERE for further information on our Standby Rate and our On the Day Postcode Scheme for Birmingham residents living in B6, B9, B10, B11 and B21

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

Circle Restaurant

Browse through a programme and enjoy attentive service and superb food a few steps from your seats in our AA Rosette awarded restaurant.

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.

Qdos Lounge

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

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.

  • Captioned: Thu 18 Jul, 7.30pm
  • BSL Interpreted: Wed 17 Jul, 7.30pm
  • Touch Tour: Sat 20 Jul, 1pm. Touch Tours give visually impaired patrons the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the set, props and costumes. Tours must be booked in advance through Ticket Sales.
  • Audio Described: Sat 20 Jul, 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.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Accessible Performances

Pre and post-show talks

FREE Post-show talk on Wed 17 Jul

Stay in your seats to hear from Fiona Allan, Artistic Director & Chief Executive of Birmingham Hippodrome, Tinuke Craig, director of The Color Purple, and members of the Company.

FREE Pre-show talk at 6.30pm on Thu 18 Jul

The History of Black Performance at Birmingham Hippodrome

This event is free but ticketed – click here to book your tickets

Taking inspiration from The Colour Purple’s unforgettable story in celebration of standing up for who you are and what you believe in, Hippodrome trustee and theatre historian Professor David Roberts will open the talk by introducing you to a selection of the many black performers who have stood on Hippodrome’s stage since 1900.

Bringing the history of black performance right up to the present day, panellists Marlene McKenzie, Dr. Martin Glynn and Tonia Daley-Campbell will reflect on their experiences as black performers and theatre makers in the 21st century.

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