Leicester’s Curve Theatre has announced an extension of its popular streamed run of The Color Purple – At Home, due to audience demand. Produced in association with Birmingham Hippodrome, the musical will now stream online until Tuesday 16 March, with viewing passes £20 per household.
Watched by over 15,000 people, The Color Purple – At Home follows the success of Curve’s Sunset Boulevard – At Home. As part of the programme, Curve has employed over 150 freelance and local artists, production teams, actors and musicians.
Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, the musical first began streaming on 16 February, offering 2,000 free tickets to NHS workers and school staff members, as well as over 200 young people who would not have otherwise been able to access theatre.
Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said, “Whilst we cannot wait to welcome audiences back to Curve, we’re thrilled audiences have more chances to enjoy our production of The Color Purple – At Home. We’re especially proud this magnificent production has been embraced by young people and in schools, where we’ve been able to offer workshops, learning resources and talkback events with the incredible writers of the musical and company members.”
The Color Purple is directed by Tinuke Craig, with musical direction by Alex Parker and choreography by Mark Smith.
T’Shan Williams leads the company as Celie, with Danielle Fiamanya as Celie’s Sister, Nettie, plus Carly Mercedes Dyer as the vivacious Shug Avery.
The company is completed by returning cast members Geoff Aymer, KM Drew Boateng, Owen Chaponda, Perola Congo, Danielle Kassarate, Anelisa Lamola, Karen Mavundukure, Ako Mitchell, Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah, Jochebel Ohene MacCarthy, Landi Oshinowo, Simon-Anthony Rhoden and Jo Servi.
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