Presented by Seabright Productions and Play The Spotlight

5th June . 7.30pm .
£19 – £22 full price, £17 – £20 concessions

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

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Apphia Campbell’s stunning solo performance 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.

Written and performed by Apphia Campbell 
Directed by Arran Hawkins and Nate Jacobs 
Lighting design by Clancy Flynn
Sound design by Tom Lishman

Running time: approximately 70 minutes, with no interval

Age 12+

Seabright Productions will be filming the shows it is producing at Wilton's Music Hall in June for later streaming release. As such you may notice camera equipment in the stalls when you attend the show, and a number of seats will be held off sale so our capacity is accordingly reduced. We are working to ensure that patrons will not be inconvenienced by the filming in any way, but please feel free to contact us on info@wiltons.org.uk with any queries in advance or on the night of the show. 

Wilton's has been granted the use of Society Of London Theatre & UK Theatre's 'See It Safely' mark. The mark certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences. Find out more here about what Wilton's has put in place ready for your visit, and what you will need to know beforehand.

They like it

  • Campbell transfixed, she charmed, she entertained and ultimately moved a packed theatre with her touching portrayal of the jazz musician.

    Smart Shanghai

  • A compelling and heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song.

    ****. Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

  • Apphia Campbell is nothing short of sensational… she will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears.

    ***** Broadway Baby

  • Campbell may wear Simone’s trademark head wrap but her performance goes beyond impersonation.

    ****. The Times

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