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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.
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (50%)
Reviewed on 28 March 2019 by Kathryn, Stockport, United Kingdom
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.
Reviewed on 25 March 2019 by Tracy, Arundel, United Kingdom
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 !!!
Reviewed on 21 February 2019 by Corinne, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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.
Reviewed on 18 January 2019 by Megan, London, United Kingdom
Brilliant a really strong cast new story . Music fantastic came out still “Praising the Lord!!
Reviewed on 15 January 2019 by Karen, Earnley, United Kingdom