Violet Tickets London Theatre

Violet Tickets

4.2 (5) · Contemporary, Fringe TheatreMusicals

A multi award-winning musical based on the short story The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts.

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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.

Critic reviews

Road trip with an unexpected destination

· Evening Standard

The nine-strong band is so overpowering that I missed at least a third of the lyrics, and once again I wondered why an intimate musical needs to be so relentlessly amplified

· The Guardian

Kaisa Hammarlund gives a warm performance in Jeanine Tesori’s wholesome, if slightly kitsch, musical

· The Stage

Whatever my reservations, this is undoubtably a show that musical aficionados need to see

· WhatsOnStage

There's a fine night's entertainment in this show, but it's suffocated by too many flaws to shine through

· Broadway World

Kaisa Hammarlund; an astonishing actor and singer. This is an intense - and intensely moving - performance of a woman seeking a miracle cure from that physical disability, but finding a different kind of healing

· London Theatre

It may be overshadowed in composer Jeanine Tesori’s back catalogue by Fun Home and Shrek the Musical, but the musical score for Violet is one of her best

· Musical Theatre Review

Fantastic performances and a beautiful score make this a story worth telling

· Theatre Weekly

The cast’s vocals are impressive, and the ensemble carry the piece nicely, but it isn’t quite enough to carry a piece that, in some ways, doesn’t feel built to work

· A Younger Theatre

Guarantees an evening of superb entertainment through its dialogue and catchy musical numbers, proving to be a wonderful production that will keep everyone satisfied

· The Upcoming
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Mon 14 Jan - Sat 6 Apr, 2.30pm, 3pm & 7.30pm


The Arches, Villiers Street WC2N 6NL London, UK · Get Directions
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