Coming Soon: The Color Purple Musical
Beige is very excited to hear that one of its favourite venues, The Menier Chocolate Factory, is to present the European premiere of the musical The Color Purple.
An unforgettable story of enduring love and triumph over adversity, The Color Purple is a landmark musical from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker.
This stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie, as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life.
With a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this European premiere is directed by John Doyle (Road Show at the Menier Chocolate Factory), adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winner Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Grammy award winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray.
Alice Walker is an internationally celebrated author, poet and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry.
With The Color Purple, Walker became the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the National Book Award.
Tickets go on sale to Chocolate Factory priority bookers from midday on Monday 22 April, and to the general public at 9am on Wednesday 1 May.
The Menier has a reputation for its productions transferring to the West End, so we advise you to book your tickets to see this intimate production as soon as possible.
We will keep you informed of casting when its announced.
Menier Chocolate Factory
Dates: 5 July – 14 September 2013
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