1) ARGUS ANGEL AWARD WINNER:
“Campbell is a stunning performer with an intense command of the stage ranging from fragile child to sassy soul star to vulnerable, broken adult”.
2) THE TIMES
…top honours belong to Campbell’s quietly moving portrayal of determination and survival.
3) BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE:
It’s a deep and nuanced story and one that allows the audience to be swept up in the magic of the tale being told, enthralled in the majesty of the musical skills and brilliant acting of Campbell.
4) EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS:
“Campbell has put together far more than a jazz cabaret show here but the headline is that this girl can sing and some”.
5) Broadway Baby
“Apphia Campbell is nothing short of sensational”.
6) THEATRE REVIEW
Black is the Colour of my Voice brings the very talented Apphia Campbell to the fore of the Fringe’s best shows.
7) ED FESTIVAL MAGAZINE
“Apphia’s monologue draws you into a compelling and heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song”.
“Campbell is electrifying to watch but long after the show, it’s her singing that will stay in the mind”.
9) PostScript Journal
“Haunting and engaging, Black Is The Color Of My Voice is an excellent piece of theatre”.
10) Broadway World Scotland
“Campbell has an expressive and powerful voice and her renditions of Simone’s songs are sublime. “ I Put a Spell on You” and “Feeling Good” are every bit as good as the originals and that is saying something”.
11) East Coast FM Radio
“Performed brilliantly by Apphia Campbell-who also wrote the piece- it is a stunning piece of work which manages to retain tension and attention throughout”.
12) Time Out Shanghai
“Her star power increases every time she belts out one of Simone’s hits, and as she makes her way from ‘See-Line Woman’ to ‘Feeling Good,’ audience members sing along under their breath and unwittingly dance in their seats”.
13) Smart Shanghai
“Campbell transfixed, she charmed, she entertained and ultimately moved a packed theater with her touching portrayal of the jazz musician reeling and reminiscing in the aftermath of her father’s death”.
14) The Latest
“Campbell exuded real charisma and charm too, commanding the stage staggeringly well”.
15) What’s on North
“She’s blessed with a knockout voice and a stage presence that ensures fresh life is breathed into old classics like I Put a Spell On You, I Loves You, Porgy and Feeling Good, each of which reminds you of what those hairs on the back of your neck are for”.
“Apphia Campbell gives a spellbinding performance throughout with flawless transitions between characters, which she plays with great emotion and poise”.