A close up of Apphia Campbell who stands with her eyes closed and palm raised. She is wearing a green headscarf.

Black is the Color of My Voice

Jazz Loosely inspired by the story of Nina Simone, Written & Performed by Apphia Campbell The Forge

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£16. Under 25s and f/t students £14 (includes £3 booking fee)


Suitable for: ages 12 and over

Black is the Color of My Voice follows the fictional character Mena Bordeaux, a successful jazz singer seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father.

During a three-day period of isolation without cigarettes, alcohol, or access to the outside world, Mena 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.

The play, written and performed by Apphia Campbell, is loosely inspired by the story of Nina Simone.


4 Stars

A combination of stunning acting, exquisite vocals and a heart-rending, relevant story. [...] Not one to be missed
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