Black is the Color of my Voice
Written and performed by Apphia Campbell
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 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 a sell-out UK tour earlier in 2022, and sell-out seasons in Shanghai, New York, Edinburgh, and in the West End of London.
‘Nothing short of sensational… will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears’
‘Never have I seen an audience so captivated as when Apphia Campbell took the stage. If I could give Black is the Color of my Voice ten stars, I would… Exquisite.’
‘A mesmerising performance …nothing short of perfection. One-woman masterpiece.’
‘A deeply moving mix of music and theatre. A resonant performance from an exceptional talent. A dazzling exploration of the life and times of Nina Simone.’
‘Wonderful piece of writing.’
North West End UK
‘Moving portrayal of determination and survival.’
‘A compelling and heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song.’
Edinburgh Festival Magazine