21 March, 2019

Nina Simone stage story returns to Pitlochry

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Color Of My Voice is a one-woman, short play with stunning vocals, returning to Pitlochry Festival Theatre, following a sell-out performance last year. But this time the show presents a double bill – followed up in the second half by a cabaret of Simone’s music, this Saturday, 23 March, 7.30pm.

Following sell-out performances in Shanghai, New York, in London and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, talented playwright/singer Apphia Campbell performs at the Theatre in the Hills as a special one-off appearance.

Apphia delivers a remarkably moving and powerful performance around a successful jazz singer 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.

Apphia Campbell is a singer, playwright and actress from Florida, who has appeared in various productions in her home country as well as in Shanghai and the UK. Apphia explains:

“I chose to write a story inspired by such a great woman for two reasons, the first being her voice. The second was that she was such an inspirational and dynamic woman. As a piano prodigy, singer, civil rights activist, mother, and black woman, Simone voiced injustices, despite the potential repercussions.”

The second part of the evening is Apphia’s Soul Sessions cabaret, celebrating Simone’s brilliant music.

To book yours, call the Box Office team on 01796 484 626 or click here to book online

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