22 Nov

English play ‘Black is the Color of My Voice’

The acclaimed play 'Black is the Color of My Voice', inspired by the life of Nina Simone, will be performed in Zaal 3 of the National Theater from 22 to 24 November. It is presented by STET The English Theatre.

Building from the big success of her play Woke in January in The Hague, the Fringe First award winner Apphia Campbell brings Black is the Color of My Voice now to the Netherlands.

Inspired by the life and civil rights activism of the legendary Nina Simone, the story follows a successful jazz singer seeking salvation after the untimely death of her father. It intertwines her political engagement and devastating events such as the Alabama church bombing (1963) and assassination of Dr Martin Luther King (1968). 

Sitting alone in her dressing room, she reflects on her journey through life which started as a young piano prodigy, destined for a life in the services of the church, to soon becoming a renowned jazz vocalist. 

You Do You workshop 

In this practical and interactive workshop, participants will learn how to utilise their own special skills to create their own stories. Apphia Campbell will share examples from her own practice as a performer and encourage you to dare, explore and express what you have to say.

The workshop will be given from 14.00 to 17.00 hrs. on Saturday, 23 November in Zaal 3. The fee is € 35.00 including coffee and tea.

More info

Black is the Color of My Voice will be performed at 20.30 hrs. on Friday, 22 November and Saturday, 23 November and at 15.00 hrs. on Sunday, 24 November in Zaal 3 (De Constant Rebecqueplein 20A) in The Hague.

Tickets cost € 24.50 for adults and € 12.50 for university students/CJP. Tickets can be booked online in the STET Ticket Shop.

More information is available at www.theenglishtheatre.nl.