Black Is The Color Of My Voice
Inspired by the life of Nina Simone and featuring many of her most iconic songs performed live. Apphia Campbell stars in her acclaimed play following a successful singer and activist as she seeks redemption after her father's untimely death. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life of service to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement. Australian premiere following sell-out tours and seasons in Shanghai, New York, Edinburgh and in London’s West End.
★★★★ “Moving portrayal of determination and survival” London Times
★★★★★ “Nothing short of sensational! Will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears” Broadway Baby
★★★★★ “Compelling and heartbreaking” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
Presented by: James Seabright and Play The Spotlight
Play The Spotlight is Apphia Campbell's production company, which originates Apphia's shows and co-produces them worldwide.
James Seabright is an Olivier Award winning London-based commercial theatrical producer and general manager. Current productions include the worldwide tour of Potted Potter by Dan and Jeff, the immersive Trainspotting Live, Clownfish’s Attenborough and his Animals, the debut US tour of The Crown Live by Daniel Clarkson and acclaimed new musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, which premiered digitally in 2021 and can now be streamed globally via BroadwayHD. Previous London shows include Adam Kay’s This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, and eight seasons of Potted Panto. His producing book is published by Nick Hern.
Reviews & Fringefeed Reacts
A must for Nina Simone fans and anyone who appreciates quality theatre delivered with conviction. - Michael Coghlan, The Clothesline