Violet, Charing Cross Theatre


Charing Cross Theatre, London

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Charing Cross Theatre presents the UK premiere of VIOLET, the multi-award winning musical based on the short story The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts.

With Music by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Caroline, Or Change, Shrek The Musical and Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Book and Lyrics by Brian Crawley, this urgent, exciting and extraordinary musical is directed by Japan’s critically acclaimed Shuntaro Fujita.

Violet is booking until 6 April 2019 at Charing Cross Theatre, London.


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.


The cast includes Kaisa Hammarlund, Matthew Harvey, Jay Marsh, Simbi Akande, Angelica Allen, Kenneth Avery-Clark, Keiron Crook, James Gant, Danny Michaels, Janet Mooney, Amy Mepham, Rebecca Nardin and Madeleine Sellman.


Directed by Shuntaro Fujita with Choreography by Cressida Carré, Set Design by Morgan Large, Costume by Jonathan Lipman, Lighting by Howard Hudson, Sound by Andrew Johnson and Music Direction by Dan Jackson.

Theatre Information

Charing Cross Theatre
Address: The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NL
Nearest Tube or Train: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139, 176

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