The Show has Closed
No one bears the burden of scars like a young girl trying to find her self-esteem. Violet is the moving story, based on the short story The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, about a girl who suffers the burden of facial scars, a result of a childhood accident. The uplifting musical takes you along on her journey to find peace and healing from a preacher she believes is her emancipator. Self-worth is infinitely influenced by external validation, and that’s what two young men bring into the picture. Are all prejudices the same? Is love blind? Does faith heal or offer the power to bear the burden? Violet the musical attempts to ask these questions through its beautiful and enjoyable musical journey.
About the Show
Violet is written by Brian Crawley with music by Jeanine Tesori, who comes with a long list of theatre successes like Fun Home, Caroline, and Shrek The Musical. The UK performance will have Kaisa Hammarlund play the title role of Violet; she will be supported by a talented cast of Matthew Harvey, Jay Marsh, Simbi Akande, and Angelica Allen. The 60’s set including the iconic bus design is the work of Morgan Large and works exquisitely in transporting the audience back in time.
The musical opens in 1964 where a young Violet Karl is getting on to a bus in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. She is heading towards Tulsa with a fervent hope that a televangelist based there can help her disfigured face, a consequence of a childhood accident. At a stop on the way, she meets other passengers including two young army men, Flick who is a black sergeant and Monty a white corporal.
Flick knows the pain of having people judge him too soon because of how he looks and finds an instant connection with Violet. He doesn’t dismiss her like Monty, who is playful, teasing and wants Violet for himself. The bus makes a few more stops, and finally, after an eventful journey, she reaches Tulsa and meets the preacher. Watch ‘Violet’ and find out if the preacher heals her after all, and which of the two men, Flick or Monty, she ends up with!
Children under the age of 4 are not allowed.
Hearing Assistance System
Charing Cross Theatre has a seating capacity of 265.
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Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Violet Musical London Ticket Discounts
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Have a look at the real-time seat availability and prices of different sections for Violet. In the interactive seat-map, select the date that you would like to watch the show and check out the seats available for that day. You can filter the seats as per your desired price range and purchase tickets directly.
Violet - Charing Cross Theatre Ticket Prices
Stalls: £35.5 - £51.6
Violet premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizon in March 1997 and later had a Broadway revival at Roundabout Theatre Company in April 2014. Its debut performance on West End will run from 14th January to 6th April 2019.
Drama Critics Circle Award – Best Musical – 1997
Lucille Lortel Award – Outstanding Musical - 1997
“By shedding her illusions, at however painful a cost, Violet has also found a new kind of faith: a belief that her life’s promise does not depend on divine intervention but the homelier comforts of human attachments”.
– New York Times
“The quest for personal healing at the heart of the show is ultimately supposed to make us feel consoled, help us view Violet’s story as a guide to what are truly the right places to look for relief from pain".
– Washington Post
Violet Musical London Lottery, TKTS, Day Seats
Apart from getting tickets for Violet the musical online, there are other ways to obtain West End tickets for cheap, such as:
TKTS: The TKTS booth obtains its inventory directly from the theatre based on availability, and sells them for cheap. Refer to our detailed guide.
Violet Musical London TKTS
TKTS booths offer discounted tickets for certain shows, and can only be collected in person. Unlike New York, there is only one TKTS booth in all of London. You can check the availability of tickets for the show of your choice at the official TKTS website.
Violet Musical TKTS tickets are currently unavailable for purchase.
LOTTERY: The winner takes it all! You can try your luck to obtain tickets for a performance on the same day at discounted rates!
Violet Musical London Lottery
Currently, no lotteries are available for this show. Keep a tab on this space for more details.
DAY TICKETS: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.
Violet Musical London Day Tickets
Day Seats are discounted tickets that are available for purchase, and are to be used, on the same day at the theatre. Please note that the availability of tickets is based on the discretion of the Charing Cross Theatre Box Office, and may not be available for all shows.
Day Seats at Charing Cross Theatre are currently unavailable for purchase.
Q: Is there a way to purchase Violet Musical TKTS tickets online, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.
Q: What time should I arrive at Charing Cross Theatre?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.
Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.
Q: What do I wear to the show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required; semi formal or smart casual is recommended.
Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Violet Musical London tickets?
A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.
About Charing Cross Theatre
Violet will be playing at the Charing Cross Theatre under The Arches, on Villiers Street. The theatre is an intimate venue and is popular among directors who dabble in new and experimental theatre productions. The Charing Cross Theatre has been around since 1864, but it took on the present name in 2011 marking a change in the management. The theatre has seating for 265 guests across two sections, and also has “Player’s Bar and Kitchen” on its premises. The theatre’s illustrious past productions include ‘Harold and Maude,’ ‘Facing the Music,’ ‘La Boheme,’ ‘Dusty,’ ‘Piaf,’ and ‘In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel'.
Location: The Arches, Villiers St, London WC2N 6NL, UK