James Seabright presents

Black Is The Color Of My Voice

26 - 30 Mar 2024

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, and featuring many of her most iconic songs performed live.

Apphia Campbell’s acclaimed play follows a successful singer and civil rights activist as she seeks 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.

The show has toured the UK to standing ovations and played sell-out seasons in Shanghai, New York, Edinburgh and the West End of London. Following an award-winning Australian premiere at Adelaide Fringe in 2023, the show comes to Sydney for the first time for a strictly limited run of six performances.

★★★★★ 'Campbell shimmers with passion… her interpretation of Simone’s songs is rich'
Barefoot Review
★★★★★ 'Nothing short of sensational... she will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears'
BroadwayBaby.com
★★★★ 'Campbell may wear Simone's trademark head wrap but her performance goes beyond impersonation'
Times
★★★★ 'Compelling and heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song'
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
★★★★ 'Commanding performance laden with emotional conviction. A must for Nina Simone fans and anyone who appreciates quality theatre'
Clothesline
★★★★★ 'Absolutely captivating'
Musical Theatre Review

Writer Apphia Campbell
Producer James Seabright

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Everest Theatre

Tue 26 Mar 7:30pm
Wed 27 Mar 7:30pm
Thu 28 Mar 7:30pm
Fri 29 Mar 7:30pm
Sat 30 Mar 2:30pm, 7:30pm

75 minutes (no interval). No lockouts apply. 

A Reserve $59
B Reserve $49

$6 transaction fee applies. 

Recommended for ages 12+ with parental guidance. Photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket sellers for this event is Seymour Centre and Ticketmaster. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Everest Theatre

Tue 26 Mar 7:30pm
Wed 27 Mar 7:30pm
Thu 28 Mar 7:30pm
Fri 29 Mar 7:30pm
Sat 30 Mar 2:30pm, 7:30pm

75 minutes (no interval). No lockouts apply. 

A Reserve $59
B Reserve $49

$6 transaction fee applies. 

Recommended for ages 12+ with parental guidance. Photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket sellers for this event is Seymour Centre and Ticketmaster. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Writer Apphia Campbell
Producer James Seabright

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. Find out more about our safety measures.