Violet

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 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.

Creative team: Director Shuntaro Fujita, Choreographer Cressida Carré, Set Design Morgan Large, Costume Jonathan Lipman, Lighting Howard Hudson, Sound Andrew Johnson, Music Director Dan Jackson, Associate Music Director Chris Ma, Production Supervisor Thom Southerland

Casting: Kaisa Hammarlund as Violet, Matthew Harvey as Monty, Jay Marsh as Flick, Simbi Akande, Angelica Allen, Kenneth Avery-Clark, Keiron Crook, James Gant, Danny Michaels, Janet Mooney, with Amy Mepham, Rebecca Nardin and Madeleine Sellman as Young Violet

Producers: Steven M Levy and Vaughan Williams for Charing Cross Theatre Productions Limited, in a co-production with Umeda Arts Theatre Co Ltd, Osaka, Japan

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie. Physicist. Pioneer. Parent.

As she arrives from her native home in Poland to study at Sorbonne University in Paris, young Marie Skłodowska is certain she can make a name for herself and change the course of science. She discovers radium, a new chemical element, with her husband Pierre Curie, and she’s lauded with the Nobel Prize.

But she is faced with an overwhelming moral dilemma. As Marie discovers the lifesaving potential of radium to cure cancer, factory workers handling the glowing substance are succumbing to the insidious grip of radium poisoning.

As a woman with society against her, can she wrestle with both the potential and danger of her discovery – and what is she if radium’s dangers overshadow its possibilities?

A story of life and death, ‘Marie Curie’ has already captivated audiences in Korea and Japan with its sweeping score and story and is now brought to London audiences for the first time in a stirring original production directed by Sarah Meadows (Ride).


Cast: 

Marie Skłodowska-Curie – Ailsa Davidson
Anne Kowalska - Chrissie Bhima
Pierre Curie - Thomas Josling
Ruben DeLong - Richard Meek
Irene Curie/cover Anne Kowalska - Lucy Young
Featured Ensemble/Alternate Marie - Isabel Snaas
Featured Ensemble/cover Ruben - Christopher Killik
Featured Ensemble/cover Pierre - Dean Makowski-Clayton
Featured Ensemble - Maya Kristal Tenenbaum
Featured Ensemble - Yujin Park
On Stage Swing - Rio Maye

Creatives: 

Producers: Byungwon Kang & LIVE corp.
Book & Lyrics: Seeun Choun
Music: Jongyoon Choi
Director: Sarah Meadows
English Book Adaptation: Tom Ramsay
Musical Director: Emma Fraser
English Lyrics, New Musical Arrangements & Ensemble Arrangements: Emma Fraser
Literal Translation: Ahreumbi Rew
Associate Director: Olivia Munk 
Set & Costume Designer: Rose Montgomery 
Lighting Designer: Prema Mehta 
Choreographer: Joanna Goodwin
Costume Supervisor: Evelien van Camp 
Sound Designer: Andrew Johnson
Video Designer: Matt Powell
Casting Director: Jane Deitch
Production Manager: James Anderton
General Management: Ollie Hancock & Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment


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