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Violet UK premiere at Charing Cross Theatre: first look photos of Kaisa Hammarlund

The musical comes to Charing Cross Theatre

Kaisa Hammarlund in Violet
© Scott Rylander

Photos have been released offering a first look at the UK premiere of Violet at the Charing Cross Theatre.

The piece, which stars Kaisa Hammarlund (Fun Home) in the titular role, is set in 1964 and follows a young woman, Violet, who leaves her home to explore the world beyond.

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Jay Marsh joins Hammarlund as Flick, with Matthew Harvey as Monty.

The cast also features Simbi Akande, Angelica Allen, Kenneth Avery-Clark, Keiron Crook, James Gant, Danny Michaels, Janet Mooney with Amy Mepham, Rebecca Nardin and Maddie Sellman as young Violet.

Violet has direction by Shuntaro Fujita, choreography by Cressida Carré, set design by Morgan Large, costume by Jonathan Lipman, lighting by Howard Hudson, sound by Andrew Johnson, and music direction by Dan Jackson.

The piece premiered Off-Broadway and won the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, before transferring to Broadway where it was nominated for four Tony awards. Tesori's other musical Caroline, or Change is currently running at the Playhouse Theatre in the West End. It runs until 6 April.

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