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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.

Customer Reviews

3.0
4 reviews
Sue McAleese
Verified purchase
12 Mar 2019

I had no idea what this show was about when I booked it, but really enjoyed it, and would go again.

GPK
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27 Jan 2019

Violet was not "my cup of tea". There was too much singing in places when dialogue was far more appropriate.

Ian S
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20 Jan 2019

No emotional weight to any of the events. The audience never becomes invested in anything happening on stage. Great acting and singing by most everyone. The problem is entirely them being let down by a framework devoid of any depth.

Sue
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20 Jan 2019

I enjoyed the story but felt that sometimes the sings went on for too long and i also felt that the show should have had an interval to break it up.

FAQs

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase.

Duration

Monday - Saturday 7:30PM

Wednesday matinee 2:30PM

Saturday matinee 3:00PM

Approx. 100 minutes without an interval. 

Good To Know

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

When Can I Go

14th January - 6th April 2019

Where Do I Go

The Arches

Villiers Street

London

WC2N 6NL

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