The arts, whether it be literature, music or theatre has always been important to culture as it often gives a voice to the unheard - to the common man. Art serves to recount untold stories, it is a form of expression for the distressed, the happy, the oppressed. Art is life. Art is history. Hence why I was super excited to find out about Alice Walker's 1982 novel: The Colour Purple debut in the theatre in the UK.
The Color Purple opened on Friday 5th July 2013 and will be showing until September 14th 2013. The musical is directed by John Doyle and recounts the dramatic story of a young girl Celie played by (Cynthia Erivo) on her journey from childhood, despair and horror to find enduring love.
Showing at: Menier Chocolate Factory
Now showing until September 14th
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Color Purple is an award-winning novel written by author Alice Walker in 1982. The book depicts the story of the black woman in the 1930s in Southern United States as it addresses various issues such as the low position of black women in American social culture. The play has been adapted to the screen and was directed by Stephen Spielberg in 1985.