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The Color PurpleThe Menier Chocolate Factory's reputation for staging excellent musical dramas continues with the European premiere of The Color Purple which opens at the Southwark venue on Friday 5th July 2013. John Doyle, who previously worked with the venue on the Stephen Sondheim musical Road Show, directs this musical drama of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize winning novel. The drama tells the story of a young girl Celie and her journey from childhood, despair and horror to find enduring love. With music and lyrics by Grammy award winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, this adaption by Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winner Marsha Norman has all the right ingredients to give the Menier another hit.

About Menier Chocolate Factory

Housed in a former chocolate factory, this innovative theatre has rapidly established itself as one of London's best. Since opening in 2004, it has had half-a-dozen West End transfers, most of them slick revivals of recent plays and musicals, including Merrily We Roll Along, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park With George, Dealer's Choice, and Little Shop of Horrors. More about Menier Chocolate Factory

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20 Lavington S, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Color Purple
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The Color Purple, 9a St Thomas Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Color Purple
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6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Color Purple
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68 Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Color Purple
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Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Color Purple
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Menier Chocolate Factory Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
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The LieThe LieLindsay Posner directs the English language world premiere of Florian Zeller's provocative drama, which has been translated by Christopher Hampton. Alice sees her friend's husband Paul with another woman and wrestles with the moral dilemma of telling her gal pal the shocking truth. Samantha Bond stars as Alice opposite Alexander Hanson, Tony Gardne2017-10-20T20:00:00+01002017-11-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53† Southwark Street† † † SE1 1RU
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Redhed By Catherine WilliamsRedhed By Catherine WilliamsExhibitions & Art, Painting.2017-10-23T11:00:00+01002017-10-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53† Southwark Street† † † SE1 1RU
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Free EventOn Soon
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Hidden MessagesHidden Messages2017-10-24T11:00:00+01002017-11-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53† Southwark Street† † † SE1 1RU
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Free EventOn Soon
Hidden Messages
Arts ProtestArts Protest2017-11-13T11:00:00+00002017-11-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53† Southwark Street† † † SE1 1RU
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Wendy Brooke-SmithWendy Brooke-Smith2017-11-21T11:00:00+00002017-11-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53† Southwark Street† † † SE1 1RU
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BarnumBarnumGordon Greenberg directs a revival of the razzle dazzle musical, which charts the rise of the greatest showman on Earth, 19th century circus supremo PT Barnum, with a book by Mark Bramble, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Michael Stewart. Starring Marcus Brigstocke, Laura Pitt-Pulford and Celinde Schoenmaker.2017-11-25T15:30:00+00002018-03-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53† Southwark Street† † † SE1 1RU
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