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The Color Purple

The Musical

Donald Gordon Theatre

18 – 22 October 2022




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The Color Purple

The Musical

18 – 22 October 2022

Donald Gordon Theatre

Follow the story of courageous heroine Celie as she journeys through joy, despair, anguish and hope in her own personal awakening to discover her unique voice in the world.

With a profoundly evocative score by Grammy award-winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this landmark musical celebrates life, love and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in.

“A musical with heart, spirit and soul”

The Guardian

This moving and soul-raising family chronicle is set in racially divided southern America in the 1900s. As the years go by, abused and oppressed Celie becomes resigned to her unfortunate lot in life. But when her friendship with fiercely independent Sofia and love affair with glamourous singer Shug start to shake things up, she begins to question her world; and understand that there must be more to life.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman, this critically acclaimed Made at Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome production won Best Regional Production (whatsonstage awards).

“A glorious, immensely moving celebration of triumph over adversity ”

The Stage

Age guidance: 14+
Please note that this production contains themes of rape, abuse and incest, with overt racism and sexism.

Start time:
Tue – Sat 7.30pm
Thu + Sat 2.30pm

Running time: approximately 2 hours 20 minutes (including one interval)

Members Offer

£10 off on opening night, top 2 prices. Become a member.

Group Offers

Groups 10+ from £4 off, Tue – Thu, top 2 prices. Organise a group visit.


£12 tickets Tue – Thu — one free teacher's seat with every 10 pupils.
Limited availability. Call 029 2063 6464 to book.

Student Offer

£8 off, Tue – Thu, top 2 prices.

Under 26s

£12 tickets, Tue – Thu. Limited availability, applies to selected seats.

All offers subject to selected seats, allocations and availability.

Book as early as you can to secure the best choice of seats. Ticket prices may be adjusted and will reflect the most current price for each performance based on demand. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture.

Book by Marsha Norman
Music & Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis & Stephen Bray

The Color Purple was produced on Broadway at the Broadway Theater by Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman and Quincy Jones. The world premiere of The Color Purple was produced by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia.

The Color Purple is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036.

Open Captioning

BSL Interpreted

Audio Described

The Donald Gordon Theatre during a Patti Smith concert

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