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Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2) (London, )
Whitehall
London,

Schedule

Tuesdays: 7:45 pm
Wednesdays: 7: 45 pm
Thursdays: 7:00 pm
Fridays: 7:45 pm
Saturdays: 3:00 pm, 7:45pm

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Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking 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.

Following sell-out seasons in Shanghai, New York, Edinburgh and in London at Wilton’s Music Hall, the Fringe First award winner Apphia Campbell brings her acclaimed play with music to Trafalgar Studios for four weeks only.


Seabright Productions Announces 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

In 2015, Seabright Productions - an independent commercial theatre production company based in London and led by James Seabright - produced shows around the UK and abroad, including West End seasons for Potted Sherlock (Vaudeville) and Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (Apollo), UK tours of It's A Wonderful Life, Outings and The Only Way Is Downton, plus international tours of Potted Potter (US & Canada) America's Got Downton (US) andUpside Downton (Toronto) and Edinburgh fringe premieres. Shows for 2016 include (in chronological order): (more...)

BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE And SOUL SESSIONS Come to Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Apphia Campbell's solo show inspired by the life of Nina Simone comes to London's Trafalgar Studios for a four-week run with selected performances including a double bill of Black is the Color of My Voice and cabaret show Soul Sessions. (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF)'s fourteenth season will include a slate of full-length plays and musicals, as well as Short Subjects. The Festival will run from July 15 to August 4, 2013, at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 4th floor. Tickets are $15 for short plays and $18 for longer plays. Tickets are available at www.midtownfestival.org. The Festival also offers various group discounts and package passes, good for full-length and short plays. (more...)

Jeffrey Holland Replaces Roy Hudd in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Jeffrey Holland will star as Tom Ballard in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  He replaces Roy Hudd, who has withdrawn from the production on medical advice, due to ill health.  (more...)

Jeffrey Holland Replaces Roy Hudd in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Jeffrey Holland will star as Tom Ballard in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  He replaces Roy Hudd, who has withdrawn from the production on medical advice, due to ill health.  (more...)

Poll Shows Growth in Audiences for Rural Touring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Audience numbers for professional shows in rural communities in England, Wales and Scotland are increasing according to figures collected by the National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF). (more...)

Shortlist Announced For Second Annual Rural Touring Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

The National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) has announced the shortlist for Rural Touring Awards to celebrate rural touring in the UK. Over 350 individuals nominated artists, venues, promoters, schemes, and staff for awards (please find the shortlist below). (more...)

Rural Touring Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

The winners of the second annual Rural Touring Awards have been announced at the National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) New Directions conference in Worcester. Nominated by over 350 individuals, and with winners selected by an industry panel, the awards recognize the valuable work of productions, venues, promoters, schemes, and staff (find the full list of winners below). (more...)

Apphia Campbell to Bring BLACK IS THE COLOUR OF MY VOICE to Gilded Balloon, Aug 1-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Black is the Color of My Voice is a one-woman show inspired by the story of singing legend Nina Simone, written and performed by Shanghai based singer and actress, Apphia Campbell. This theatre piece with music will be performed at Gilded Balloon (Billiard Room) from Friday 1 - Monday 25 August, 14.20 (15.20 ends). (more...)

Sadie Frost Plays Gypsy Rose Lee in New Season at Wilton's Music Hall
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2016

Wilton's Music Hall today announces its exciting new season programme, which sees the world's oldest surviving grand music hall welcome a diverse range of work, shining a spotlight on live music and bespoke theatre productions. Highlights include Sadie Frost starring as Gypsy Rose Lee in world premiere BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN and musical FLOYD COLLINS, which tells the story of a 1920s Kentucky cave explorer. (more...)

Hightide Theatre Returns to Aldeburgh and Launches New Walthamstow Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Steven Atkinson, Artistic Director of HighTide Theatre has today announced the company's plans for 2017. The Suffolk festival, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016, is set to continue its winning formula of finding, nurturing and showcasing the country's best new playwrights at its home in Aldeburgh this September. (more...)

Full Lineup for 2013 Midtown International Theatre Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF)'s fourteenth season will include a slate of full-length plays and musicals, as well as Short Subjects. The Festival will run from July 15 to August 4, 2013, at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 4th floor. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Apphia Campbell
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 7, 2017

BWW speaks to Apphia Campbell about her 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Woke. (more...)

Soul-Searching BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE Plays MITF July 22-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2013

A singular talent who rose from child prodigy in the 1930's American South to become the soulful voice of a generation looks for redemption in Black is the Color of My Voice, a one-woman musical drama written and performed by singer and actress Apphia Campbell about choices, family ties and the ever-present sting of racial hatred. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW INTERVIEWS: Apphia Campbell On BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 30, 2014

Actress and writer Apphia Campbell speaks to BWW:UK about her Nina Simone inspired play which debuts at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. (more...)

Soul-Searching BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE Plays MITF July 22-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2013

A singular talent who rose from child prodigy in the 1930's American South to become the soulful voice of a generation looks for redemption in Black is the Color of My Voice, a one-woman musical drama written and performed by singer and actress Apphia Campbell about choices, family ties and the ever-present sting of racial hatred. (more...)

Soul-Searching BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE Opens at MITF Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

Directed by Arran Hawkins and presented by Play the Spotlight Productions, Black is the Color of My Voice will be performed at the Jewel Box Theater at 312 West 36th Street beginning today, July 22nd at 9pm, Friday, July 26th at 6pm and Sunday, July 28 at1:30pm. The approximate running time of the show is 1 hour, 45 minutes. (more...)

NINA SIMONE: SOUL SESSIONS Comes to Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 6-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

A dazzling new show called Nina Simone: Soul Sessions will be performed at Assembly Checkpoint from Thursday 6 - Sunday 30 August, 20.50. The concert is devised and performed by Apphia Campbell, creator and star of  2014's Fringe hit Black is the Color of My Voice. (more...)

BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE to Return to Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 5-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

By popular demand Black is the Color of My Voice returns Gilded Balloon (Billiard Room) from Wednesday 5 - Monday 31 August, 13.15. This one woman show is inspired by a poiniant time in the life of singing legend Nina Simone. (more...)

James Seabright Presents WAITING FOR GOD Based On The Hit BBC TV Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe will star in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  WAITING FOR GOD delighted TV audiences across five primetime BBC series in the 1990s. This all-new script is penned by the sitcom's creator Michael Aitkens and directed by Tony Award winner David Grindley. (more...)

Putting A Cultural Spring in Your Step
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The days are longer, the evenings are brighter. It seems that Spring may just be in the air… and what better way to celebrate than to book a night out at Waterside Arts Centre. Whether you need a laugh, fancy something more dramatic, cinematic or even a good twenty decibels louder - there really is something for all under the one roof over the coming months. (more...)

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe to Star in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe will star in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  WAITING FOR GOD delighted TV audiences across five primetime BBC series in the 1990s. This all-new script is penned by the sitcom's creator Michael Aitkens and directed by Tony Award winner David Grindley. (more...)

NINA SIMONE: SOUL SESSIONS Comes to Edinburgh Fringe Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

A dazzling new show called Nina Simone: Soul Sessions will be performed at Assembly Checkpoint from tonight 6 - Sunday 30 August, 20.50. The concert is devised and performed by Apphia Campbell, creator and star of 2014's Fringe hit Black is the Color of My Voice. (more...)

BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE Returns to Edinburgh Fringe, Now thru Aug 31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

By popular demand Black is the Color of My Voice returns Gilded Balloon (Billiard Room) from tonight 5 - Monday 31 August, 13.15. This one woman show is inspired by a poiniant time in the life of singing legend Nina Simone. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: NINA SIMONE SOUL SESSIONS, Assembly Checkpoint, August 22 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 24, 2015

From Apphia Campbell, creator of 2014's one-woman Fringe hit Black is the Color of My Voice, comes a musical journey of her idol Nina Simone. Soul Sessions will feature full-length versions of songs appearing in Black Is the Color as well as other popular favorites. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE, Gilded Balloon, August 17 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 17, 2014

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Apphia Campbell's hit one-woman show follows jazz musician and civil rights activist Mena Bordeaux as she undergoes a three-day period of spiritual cleansing following the untimely death of her father. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Interviews: Apphia Campbell of SOUL SESSIONS.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 10, 2015

BWW:UK speaks to Apphia Campbell about her two Nina Simone-inspired shows that she is performing at this years Edinburgh Fringe. (more...)

Apphia Campbell Brings BLACK IS THE COLOUR OF MY VOICE to Gilded Balloon, Now thru Aug 25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Black is the Color of My Voice is a one-woman show inspired by the story of singing legend Nina Simone, written and performed by Shanghai based singer and actress, Apphia Campbell. This theatre piece with music will be performed at Gilded Balloon (Billiard Room) from today 1 - Monday 25 August, 14.20 (15.20 ends). (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) has announced the lineup of full-length plays and musicals for its fourteenth season, running from July 15 to August 4, 2013 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 4th floor. Tickets are $15 for short plays and $18 for longer plays. Readings are free. Tickets will be available in May at www.midtownfestival.org or by phone at 866-811-4111. The Festival also offers various group discounts and package passes, good for full-length and short plays. (more...)

The Old Rep Sets Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The Old Rep re-launched in 2015 with a bold new vision as a young people-driven venue in the heart of the city, which has continued to evolve and develop throughout 2016 with a fresh new season of innovative and exciting performances. (more...)

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