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The Color Purple musical photos: T'Shan Williams and cast in rehearsals

The show opens in Leicester next month

Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah (Darlene), Danielle Fiamanya (Nettie), Landi Oshinowo (Jarene), Danielle Kassarate (Doris) and Joanna Francis (Shug Avery)
© Manuel Harlan

Images have been released offering a first look inside the rehearsal room of The Color Purple.

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Heathers star T'Shan Williams plays Celie alongside Joanna Francis as Shug Avery, Ako Mitchell as Mister, Simon-Anthony Rhoden as Mister's son Harpo, Karen Mavundukure as his wife Sophia, Danielle Fiamanya as Celie's sister Nettie and Delroy Brown as Pa.

The cast is completed by Geoff Aymer, Owen Chaponda, Perola Congo, KM Drew Boateng, Danielle Kassaraté, Anelisa Lamola, Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah, Jochebel Ohene MacCarthy, Landi Oshinowo and Jo Servi.

This new UK production is the first to be created outside of London, and has direction by Tinuke Craig, set and costume design by Alex Lowde, musical supervision by Alex Parker, orchestrations by Martin Higgins, choreography by Mark Smith, lighting design by Joshua Pharo, sound design by Tom Marshall, hair and make-up design by Cynthia De La Rosa and casting by Kay Magson.

The production runs from 28 June to 13 July at Curve Leicester, before transferring to Birmingham Hippodrome where it runs from 16 to 20 July.

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