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Apphia Campbell's Black is the Color of My Voice to run at Trafalgar Studios

The solo show is inspired by the life and activism of Nina Simone

Apphia Campbell in Black is the Color of My Voice
© James Seabright / Susie Safavi

Apphia Campbell's solo show Black is the Color of My Voice will run for four weeks at Trafalgar Studios next February.

The 70-minute play is inspired by the life and civil rights activism of Nina Simone, who went from a young piano prodigy to a jazz legend. The piece is directed by Arran Hawkins and Nate Jacobs and will open on 5 February in Trafalgar Studio 2. It had its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, before touring to the St James Theatre, Wilton's Music Hall and the Oxford Playhouse.

On weekend evenings, Apphia will also perform Soul Sessions, a 50-minute cabaret inspired by Simone's music, which runs after Black is the Color of My Voice.

Campbell's other work includes Woke, which won a Fringe First Award in Edinburgh in 2017 and won a Highly Commended award from Amnesty International.

Tickets for Black is the Color of My Voice and Soul Sessions are on sale now.

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