Based on the Pulitzer prize winning novel by Alice Walker and subsequent hit movie, this stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie, as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life. With a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this European premiere is directed and designed by Tony award winner John Doyle, who previously directed Road Show at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Cynthia Erivo as Celie (Sister Act: The Musical – UK tour, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg - Gielgud),
Nicola Hughes as Shug (Porgy & Bess – Savoy – Olivier nomination for Best Actress in a Musical),
Adebayo Bolaji as Harpo (Ghost – Piccadilly)
and Abiona Omonua as Nettie (Legally Blonde – Savoy, Hairspray – UK tour).
Full casting to follow shortly.