Introduction

Written by Alice Birch and composed by Tom Coult, Violet was due to premiere at the Aldeburgh Festival in June 2020, and then tour to venues in Wales and England before receiving its German premiere at Theater Magdeburg.

With the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact this has had on the arts and theatre sector, it became inevitable that these plans had to change. We can now confirm that Violet will not premiere in 2020, but we have every intention of bringing it to the stage in 2021.

Meanwhile, we have not stopped working on the production.

The director, designer and lighting designer for Violet continue to meet remotely to co-ordinate the development of the designs for the production. We are inspired by the extraordinary level of creativity the team is showing during this period of great uncertainty and it makes us determined to present Violet just as soon as it becomes possible.

We are very grateful to our loyal community of audiences, presenting theatres, and donors. You are the reason we create this work, and we look forward to sharing it with you.

Until there are further updates, we send you our best wishes and hope you all stay safe during this difficult time.

Violet is a co-commission and co-production by Music Theatre Wales, Britten Pears Arts and Theater Magdeburg. UK performances in association with London Sinfonietta



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