Charing Cross Theatre

The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NL GB


Violet Tickets

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VIOLET is a multi award-winning musical based on the short story The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts. Music by Jeanine Tesori (Tony Award winner for Best Original Score with Lisa Kron for the musical Fun Home, and Tony nominated scores for Caroline, Or Change, Shrek The Musical and Thoroughly Modern Millie), Book & Lyrics by Brian Crawley.

VIOLET premiered Off-Broadway and won the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award as Best Musical, before a Broadway revival where it was nominated for four Tony Awards. This is the UK premiere.

1964. Somewhere between North Carolina and Oklahoma, we find Violet, a young woman who was facially disfigured as a child. She hopes her life savings will bring her a miracle halfway across the country. Reflecting on her childhood, and shaped by the reactions of the people she encounters, Violet embarks on a life-changing personal journey.

Please note: Due to the nature of the staging of Violet we cannot allow any latecomers and there is no readmittance once the performance has started. We would also like to confirm that the running time of Violet is approx. 100 minutes without an interval. 

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based on 6 reviews

Superb acting

London Box Office customer

Beautiful tale of acceptance with a cracking score

Violet was a beautiful tale of acceptance and self belief with a cracking score - country vibes reflecting where it's set and with a good dose of gospel to lift your soul. The energy of the cast just leaps off the stage, set up for this season at Charing Cross Theatre in traverse with a revolve. This makes the space very intimate, perfect for this production. Would thoroughly recommend seeing this.

London Box Office customer

A beautiful heart warming story

This was a fast paced , wonderfully acted heart warming story with fantastic singing. My 12yr old daughter really enjoyed it and wanted us to book tickets to go and see it again ! Great show , but not really suitable for young children! Would definitely go and see again !!!

London Box Office customer

Two hours of torture

The storyline was boring and the songs were unmemorable. On top of that you’re trapped for two straight hours. There’s no interval and I would have had to cross the stage to get to the exit.

London Box Office customer

Go get blessed

Brilliant a really strong cast new story . Music fantastic came out still “Praising the Lord!!

London Box Office customer

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Charing Cross Theatre
The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NL GB

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  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 262
  • Year built: 1936