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THE COLOR PURPLE Curve, Leicester, June 28-July 13 BASED on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prizewinning novel, it will be the first time that this production of Oprah Winfrey's Broadway musical will be created outside London in the UK.

The Color Purple is an unforgettable story told over the course of 40 years, which follows courageous heroine Celie, as she journeys through joy, despair, anguish and hope in her own personal awakening to discover her unique voice in the world.

With an evocative score drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this moving family chronicle set in racially divided southern America, celebrates life, love and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in.

A Made at Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome co-production, The Color Purple is at Curve Leicester from Friday, June 28, until Saturday, July 13, 2019. Tickets: Box office: 0116 242 3595. Price: PS10.00-PS42.00 (plus fees).

FEMINISM and comedy are at the heart of this perspective as everything from leprechauns and nuns to Michael Flatley's mother are examined in this Moxie Brawl re-write of the history of Ireland.

Loud, thoughtful, and fun, the musical show comes to Deda this April celebrating Irish women through comedy and dance.

See it at Deda, 19 Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU on Friday, April 26.

Tickets: Deda box office, 01332 370911 Price: PS12 (PS10 concession) Recommended for ages 12 and above.

MURDER AT REDRUM MANOR John Godber Centre, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, IT is a murder mystery with a twist at Redrum Manor.

"Expect the unexpected," says Chris Stevenson, who plays Inspector Godber. "There's a twist around every corner. We don't want the audience to sit back and relax - we want them to sit up and pay attention."

It's the 1920s. The manor house is owned by Lord and Lady Whitefeather, and they are hosting a dinner party for celebrated Detective Inspector Godber but before long disaster strikes and the butler, Brookfield, is found murdered.

Written in the style of an Agatha Christie play, Redrum Manor is a brand new take on the genre of murder mystxery.

Written and produced by the The Elemental Theatre company, the play runs from Friday, April 5 until Friday, April 12, at the John Godber Centre, Ogle Street, Hucknall (NG15 7FQ). Tickets are available online or on-the-door, priced PS5 each.


Tinuke Craig, director of The Color Purple, at Leicester Curve

Moxie Brawl's History of Ireland celebrates Irish women through comedy and dance

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Publication:Loughborough Echo (Loughborough, England)
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Date:Mar 27, 2019
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