The Color Purple

577950_218611931614470_78855341_nNews is that London’s Menier Chocolate Factory will be presenting the European premiere of Broadway musical The Color Purple later on this year, with Tony Award-winning director John Doyle directing and designing.

Inspired by the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker, the inspirational story of Celie has been adapted for the stage by Marsha Norman, with music (incorporating jazz, ragtime gospel and blues) and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray.

The show runs from July 5 to September 14. www.menierchocolatefactory.com

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