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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 nationally to standing ovations and played sell-out seasons in Shanghai, New York, Edinburgh and the West End of London.

‘Moving portrayal of determination and survival.’  ★★★★ Times

‘Nothing short of sensational… will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

‘A compelling and heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song.’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Festival Magazine


By Apphia Campbell

Performed by Nicholle Cherrie


Studio 1 — MAST Mayflower Studios


From £19.00

Discounts available

Age advice


Running Time

1 hour 10 minutes


This performance contains references to violence and racism

This event takes place at

MAST Mayflower Studios

Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU 

 Street level access to our foyer & Box Office is through the main entrance on Above Bar Street. 

The MAST Mayflower Studios building


Promo video

Further information


Groups 10+ £5.00 off*

*Not available online. Please contact our box office on 02380 711811 to book.

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