Black is the Color of My Voice

Theatre (music, solo show)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Direct from sell-out performances in London and on tour, Fringe First award winner Apphia Campbell returns with her stunning solo show inspired by the life of Nina Simone. Five shows only! 'Campbell may wear Simone's trademark head wrap but her performance goes beyond impersonation' **** (Times). 'Apphia Campbell is nothing short of sensational... she will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears' ***** ( 'A compelling and heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song' **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine).

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Lift access to level minus 2. Early access offered where possible.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

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Helen Schofield 150 days ago

Cannot add any more praise than the other reviewers. Her voice is exquisite, her acting, pacing and timing is superb and now I know far more than I ever did about the wonderful Nina Simone. Yes it really was 5 stars. thank you.

Karen O'Sullivan 151 days ago

Beautiful, powerful, important, moving, breathtaking, humbling, Intense. Perfection. An absolute honour to have been in the audience.

Jen Deery 160 days ago

We all really enjoyed this show. Amazing vocals and it was interesting to find out about the story of Nina Simone’s life.

Cath Thompson 160 days ago

Me & my husband went to see this on Tuesday and loved it. We've enjoyed the music of Nina Simone for years, but I knew nothing about her life. The performer's obviously a great singer, but the narrative, telling the story of her life, also worked really well I thought. *****Five stars

David Robinson 162 days ago

Can't believe how lucky the audience were to see this portrait of Nina Simone. In just one hour she covered her life, family, ambitions, challenges, threats and triumphs. And her voice...Wowwww, it's like Nina Simone was actually there. An amazing and important show :-)

Tracey Anderson 163 days ago

Amazing, powerful, totally immersive performance. The singing of this amazing songbook was very special and the storytelling linking this all together was some of the best we’ve ever seen

Gul Rashid 164 days ago

Only 5 shows at the fringe. This is a list of you can get tickets. Amazing performance and I felt immersed in that period. The singing was AMAZING I had goosebumps and the story telling took you on an emotional rollercoaster. 6 stars from me!!

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Musical Theatre Reviews (5/5 stars) 152 days ago

The spirit – and sound – of Nina Simone is ever present in Apphia Campbell’s timely one-woman show, which recounts the tale of a black singer whose story closely mirrors that of the legendary, if troubled, ‘High Priestess of Soul’. Written and performed by Campbell, it’s a powerful exploration of a black woman’s struggle… to find herself, her sound, her purpose and her power, during a particularly tumultuous time in the civil rights movement.

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