Interview: Me’sha Bryan, Celie in The Color Purple

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Me’sha Bryan is currently starring as Celie in the UK tour of The Color Purple.

Directed by Tinuke Craig, this is a co-production between Leicester Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome, first seen in 2019 before being revived digitally in 2021. Based on Alice Walker’s novel, The Color Purple is adapted for the stage by Marsha Norman, Allee Willis, Brenda Russell and Stephen Bray.


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Me’sha’s theatre credits include: understudy Sarah in Ragtime (Piccadilly Theatre), Vocalist in Been So Long (The Young Vic), Shenzi in The Lion King (UK Tour), Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act (Dublin), Young Girl in Desire Under The Elms (Sheffield Crucible), Washing Machine in Caroline Or Change (Hampstead Theatre / Playhouse Theatre), Amiens in As You Like It (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Suzanne/Mimi in Romantics Anonymous (Bristol Old Vic).

Me’sha works extensively as a session singer and vocal coach, and has also worked on screen. 

The Color Purple tours the UK until 5th November. You can see it in Wales, Southampton and Norwich.

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