Tristan Bates Theatre


Poor Michelle presents 


by Bebe Sanders 

20th - 21st December  




“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.



Bertie Bebe Sanders



Director Ellie Gauge

Production Manager Ben Giles

Sound Design Julian Starr



"Touching moments... in a way that you rarely see on stage” 4 STAR - The Scotsman

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



Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the performance begins. We cannot guarantee entry to the performance once it has begun. The Actors Centre reserves the right to refuse entry.


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