The reviews are in! Following the online press night (Wednesday 17 February), rave reviews are flooding in for The Color Purple – at Home, streaming for three weeks only from our friends at Curve.
This unforgettable production is set in racially divided Southern America and was staged by the team behind our 2019 production – Director Tinuke Craig, Musical Director Alex Parker and Choreographer Mark Smith.
T’Shan Williams has returned to lead the magnificent original company as the 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.
Check out what the reviews had to say…
“… a staging overflowing with talent…”
“The show delivers sensuous exuberance”
“T’Shan Williams delivers a galvanising performance”
“The cast in The Color Purple deliver sterling performances”
“…this powerful production truly encapsulates the essence of the theatre experience…”
“…a magnificent company and a stunning technical team…”
“A blazing, beautiful story”
“Alice Walkers beautiful novel is told gloriously”
Elise Evans, BBC Wolverhampton
“Breath-taking and beautifully shot, The Color Purple – At Home is a must-watch.”
“A powerful and perfect production for these current times, unmissable”
“Out of adversity has come an exceptional production”
Behind The Arras
“The Color Purple will not only grasp your heart, but your belief for standing up for who you are!”
Beyond The Curtain
“Packed full of grit and emotion”
Carpe Diem Emmie
“T’shan Williams and Danielle Fiamanya as Celie and Nettie are a pleasure to watch. Their sisterly bond is so believable and their vocal blend is perfection.”
East Midlands Theatre
“The cast is blazing”
West End Best Friend
“This version of The Color Purple is a creative and technical triumph”
The Color Purple – at Home runs until Sunday 7 March. Find out more and book your tickets here.