About 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 .
Cast to include: Cynthia Erivo as Celie (Sister Act: The Musical – UK tour, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg - Gielgud), Nicola Hughes as Shug, (Porgy & Bess – Savoy – Olivier nomination for Best Actress in a Musical), Adebayo Bolaji as Harpo (Ghost – Piccadilly), Abiona Omonua as Nettie (Legally Blonde – Savoy, Hairspray – UK tour)