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Black is the Color of My Voice

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Based on the life of enigmatic jazz singer, Nina Simone, Black is the Color of My Voice is a stirring performance by stage-favorite Apphia Campbell.

Why Watch Black is the Color of my Voice

Apphia Campbell brings a stunning adaptation of Nina Simone’s story to the West End stage. This cabaret tribute to the life of the inspirational singer makes for a moving performance that one shouldn’t miss. Fans of Nina Simone will appreciate this show as being the story of not only a jazz singer and civil rights activist but also the story of a strong, passionate woman who remains an enigma in the music world to this day.

The Story

The inspirational life of Nina Simone is brought to life in this incredible story that follows the life of the young piano prodigy with strong ties to the church. Simone quickly went on to become one of the best-known jazz singers in the world. The play also deals with lesser known incidents and facts that affected the singer’s life, such as the unexpected death of her father and her civil rights activism.

Good For

Fans of Nina Simone | Jazz Lovers | Fans of Biographies

Critics’ Reviews

”The real strength here is how Campbell captures that mesmerising blend of righteous indignation and beguiling vulnerability, not just in the dialogue but also in her interpretation of the songs.”
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Show Details

Show Timings

Mon - Fri 7:45 PM
Sat 3:00 PM & 7:45 PM

70 minutes with no interval

Written and Performed by
Apphia Campbell

Directed by
Arran Hawkins and Nate Jacobs

Produced by
Nate Seabright

Based on
Nina Simone

Additional Information

Suitable for ages 12 and up.

Available Facilities
Wheelchair accessible

Trafalgar Studios 2 has a seating capacity of 98.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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