The Colour of Light
Original music and lyrics by Anne Taft | Script by Caroline Smailes
‘Smailes’ writing is so emotive and powerful.’
‘Engaging, compelling, emotional.’
‘It will leave you feeling reflective, uplifted and thankful for any mother/matriarchal figure that has graced your life.’
‘A universal story.’
‘A beautifully simple musical concept by Taft and Smailes.’
‘Moving and glorious with a fantastic cast.’
‘9/10 – Outstanding.’
A brand-new musical about mothers, daughters, Muses and the passing on of lessons learned.
When Iris was born, Ione was determined that her daughter’s life would be better, a little easier and a little less painful than her own.
But as Iris hits her teenage years and as she begins to make her own mistakes, will she listen to the echoes of lives gone before that her mother and the Muses are desperate for her to hear?
The Colour of Light offers a musical journey through motherhood. It sings out the beauty, the grief and those universal truths of a mother-daughter bond.
With original music and remarkable lyrics by singer-songwriter Anne Taft and script by bestselling novelist Caroline Smailes, The Colour of Light reflects on wisdom acquired during motherhood’s many stages and the lessons learned along the way.
Date: March 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. = SOLD OUT
Date: March 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. = SOLD OUT
Location: Unity Theatre, Liverpool
Script: Caroline Smailes
Music & Lyrics: Anne Taft
Musical Director: Paul Taft
Cast: Anne Taft, Lauren Heywood, Jenifer John, Perri-Alleyne Hughes, Joanne Steel, Nina Cox, Alice Laybourne, Annamarie Newton & Mathilde Bellec
Duration: 140 minutes, with interval