Violet

The McCarthy
The Scotsman

Violet is a new play about human connection and inter-generational friendships.

Credits:

Director - Ellie Gauge
Produced by Poor Michelle
Production Manager - Ben Giles

Key Cast:

Bertie: Bebe Sanders

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“There’s no bullshit with Violet. She’ll say something blunt like, ‘life can be lonely’ and I’ll be like, ‘yeah it can’ and that’s it. Then we just crack on. It’s nice”

Violet is starting to forget, but she's got a long life to remember before she does. There are rights to wrong and ends to tie up; a life well lived is never neat. Generations younger, Bertie is at the beginning with no idea what lies ahead. She's looking for something to point her in the right direction.

From new playwright Bebe Sanders and award-winning company Poor Michelle, Violet is a new play about human connection and inter-generational friendships. It quietly explores themes of mental health, dementia, and loneliness without forgetting the often funny and absurd moments of ordinary life.


★★★★
"Touching moments... in a way you rarely see on stage"
The Scotsman

"I have a particular place in my heart for Poor Michelle's quietly haunting violet"
Lyn Gardner, The Stage

"a quiet but deeply moving story... delicately written and beautifully performed and makes for an enormously satisfying and accessible evening of theatre"
Chris Haydon


Bebe Sanders is a writer/performer originally from South Devon. She graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2013 and her acting credits since include Twelfth Night (Orange Tree), Three Winters (National Theatre) and international tours of The Bunker Trilogy and The Frontier Trilogy (Jethro Compton Productions). Her first play, Pebbles, had a sell-out run at The Katzspace in October 2017. She is currently developing a new play supported by Paines Plough as one of their Big Room writers.

trailer
dates

Tuesday 7 May 2019, 7.45pm

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