Multi-award winning musical Violet to receive UK premiere

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Multi award-winning musical Violet is to get its UK premiere. The show which features music by Jeanine Tesori (Tony Award winner for Best Original Score with Lisa Kron for Fun Home, and Tony-nominated forCaroline, or Change and Shrek the Musical), and Book & Lyrics by Brian Crawley (The Little Princess), will open at Charing Cross Theatre on 14 January 2019 and run for a 12 week season. 

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. 

Violet, based on the short story The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, premiered Off-Broadway and won the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award as Best Musical, before transferring to Broadway where it was nominated for four Tony awards.

Cast to be announced.

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