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Black Is the Color of My Voice comes to Liverpool

by Khyle Deen. Published Wed 19 Jan 2022 18:58

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


Inspired by the life of Nina Simone and featuring many of her most iconic songs performed live..

This extensive national tour follows sell-out seasons in Shanghai, New York, Edinburgh, and in the West End of London.


Florence Odumosu trained at the Arts University Bournemouth on the BA Acting course. Theatre includes: A Christmas Carol (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), Sh*tfaced Showtime: Alice Through the Cocktail Glass (Underbelly Festival), Boom Bang-A-Bang (Above the Stag Theatre), Into The Woods (Cockpit Theatre), Birdwoman (Bush Theatre), Intelligent (Arcola Theatre), Feast (Vaults Festival), Eight Percent (Theatre 503), and Christmas Dinner (The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh).


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.

Her first commission from the BBC for a children’s story, called Zachary The Zebroid aired in 2020 and she also wrote Birdie’s Dilemma for Scenes for Survival (BBC in collaboration with NTS Scotland). She was one of six writers who wrote for the National Theatre of Scotland’s Christmas show Rapunzel.

Recent Credits: The Last Bordello (David Leddy, Director) Woke (Caitlin Skinner, Director), Black Is The Color Of My Voice (Arran Hawkins, Director), The Color Purple (James Harkness, Director), Soul Sessions ( Cabaret), No Exit (Michael Beets, Director).

Venue: Horsecross Theatre PERTH
Dates Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th February
Time: 8.00pm
Box Office: 01738 621 031
Online: horsecross.co.uk

Venue: Playhouse EPSOM
Dates Monday 7th February
Time: 8.00pm
Box Office: 01372 742 555
Online: epsomplayhouse.co.uk

Venue: Royal Spa Centre – Studio ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA
Dates Tuesday 8th February
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01926 334 418
Online: warwickdc.gov.uk

Venue: Theatre Royal WINCHESTER
Dates: Wednesday 9th February
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01962 840 440
Online: theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

Venue: The Playhouse OXFORD
Dates: Thursday 10th February
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01865 305 305
Online: oxfordplayhouse.com

Venue: Everyman LIVERPOOL
Dates Friday 11th & Saturday 12th February
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 0151 709 4776
Online everymanplayhouse.com

Venue: The Plough Arts Centre TORRINGTON
Dates: Wednesday 16th February
Time: 7.30pm (Matinee – 1.15pm)
Box Office: 01805 624 624
Online: theploughartscentre.org.uk

Venue: Wardrobe Theatre BRISTOL
Dates Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th February
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 0117 902 0344
Online: thewardrobetheatre.com

Venue: The Playhouse CHELTENHAM
Dates Monday 21st February
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01242 522 852
Online: cheltplayhouse.org.uk

Venue: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama CARDIFF
Dates Tuesday 22nd February
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 029 2039 1391
Online: rwcmd.ac.uk

Venue: The Theatre DERBY
Dates: Wednesday 23rd February
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01332 59 39 39
Online: derbytheatre.co.uk

Venue: Hub at St Marys LICHFIELD
Dates Thursday 24th February
Time: 8.00pm
Box Office: 01543 256 611
Online: thehubstmarys.co.uk

Venue: MAST Mayflower Studios SOUTHAMPTON
Dates: Friday 25th February
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 02380 711 833
Online: : mayflowerstudios.org.uk

Venue: Courtyard HEREFORD
Dates Saturday 26th February
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01432 340 555
Online: courtyard.org.uk

Venue: The Northcott EXETER
Dates Tuesday 1st March
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01392 726 363
Online: exeternorthcott.co.uk

Venue: EMC (Eric Morecombe Centre) HARPENDEN
Dates: Thursday 3rd March
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01582 767 525
Online: the-emc.co.uk

Venue: Corn Hall DISS
Dates Friday 4th March
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01379 652 241
Online: thecornhall.co.uk

Venue: The Theatre CHIPPING NORTON
Dates: Saturday 5th March
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01608 642 350
Online: chippingnortontheatre.com

Venue: Kenton Theatre, HENLEY
Dates: Sunday 6th March
Time: 5.00pm
Box Office: 01491 525 050
Online: kentontheatre.co.uk

Venue: Square Chapel HALIFAX
Dates Tuesday 8th March
Time 7.30pm
Box Office: 01422 349 422
Online: squarechapel.co.uk

Venue: The Old Courts WIGAN
Dates: Wednesday 9th March
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 0343 208 6015
Online: theoldcourts.com

Venue: Customs House SOUTH SHIELDS
Dates Thursday 10th March
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 0191 454 1234
Online customshouse.co.uk

Venue: South Holland Centre SPALDING
Dates: Friday 11th March
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01775 764 777
Online: southhollandcentre.co.uk

Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre SCARBOROUGH
Dates: Saturday 12th March
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01723 370 541
Online: sjt.uk.com

Venue: Civic Arts Centre, OSWALDTWISTLE
Dates: Sunday 13th March
Time: 7.00pm
Box Office: 01254 398319
Online: civicartscentre.co.uk

Venue: Lawrence Batley Theatre HUDDERSFIELD
Dates Wednesday 16th March
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01484 430 528
Online: thelbt.org

Venue: The Dukes LANCASTER
Dates: Thursday 17th March
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01524 598 500
Online: dukeslancaster.org

Venue: GlassBox Theatre GILLINGHAM
Dates Saturday 19th March
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01634 383 388
Online glassboxtheatre.com

Venue: The Drum, Theatre Royal PLYMOUTH
Dates Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th March
Time: 7.45pm, Tues-Sat (Sat Matinee 2.45pm)
Box Office: 01752 267 222
Online: theatreroyal.com

Venue: The Playhouse NORWICH
Dates: Saturday 2nd April
Time: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01603 630 000
Online: norwichplayhouse.co.uk


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