WHAT’S ON FEBRUARY: BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE comes to The Horsecross Theatre Perth on 3rd & 4th February
Inspired by the life of Nina Simone and featuring many of her most iconic songs performed live.
Apphia Campbell’s acclaimed play follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist as she seeks redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.
This extensive national tour follows sell-out seasons in Shanghai, New York, Edinburgh, and in the West End of London.
Apphia Campbell is very excited and honoured to be the IASH playwrighting fellow for 2021. She is originally from United States and graduated from Florida International University with a BFA in theatre performance.
She wrote Black Is The Color Of My Voice in 2013. In 2017 her new show with Meredith Yarbrough, Woke, was presented as part of the Made In Scotland Showcase, where it won a Scotsman Fringe First, a Highly Commended from Amnesty International Award, and was shortlisted for The Filipa Bragança Award and Scottish Art Club Theatre Award.
In 2019, she made her West End debut with Black Is The Color Of My Voice at Trafalgar Studios and had a London premiere of Woke at Battersea Arts Centre.
Venue: Horsecross Theatre PERTH
Dates Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th February
Box Office: 01738 621 031