Salford’s Lowry Theatre is the only northern date for a new tour of award-wining musical The Color Purple.
Having previously played to UK audiences in London, Leicester and Birmingham, thanks to Arts Council National Lottery funding the musical will now visit six new venues, arriving at the Lowry from October 11-15.
This co-production, from Curve Leicester and Birmingham Hippodrome, was originally staged in 2019 and won the WhatsOnStage award for Best Regional Production, earning Danielle Fiamanya the Stage Debut Award for her performance as Nettie.
Curve’s chief executive, Chris Stafford, and artistic director Nikolai Foster, said: “Director Tinuke Craig’s exquisite production of The Color Purple goes from strength to strength and we are thrilled it will embark on a UK tour this autumn, following hugely successful runs in Leicester and Birmingham in 2019.
“This marks the first time the show has toured UK venues and we are thrilled audiences across the country will be able to experience this beautiful, life-affirming musical.”
Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel, The Color Purple is an American period coming-of-age drama telling the story of courageous heroine Celie.
Abused and oppressed throughout her youth, Celie embarks on a journey through joy, despair, anguish and hope to discover a unique voice – thanks to the incredible women in her life.